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Teen/Youth Violence

Picture of a bully in a school hallway.

School Violence

  • Start with yourself. Make a promise not to add to violence, including bullying, teasing, or spreading rumors. Respect others and value differences.
  • Do not carry a gun or any other weapon. Guns always make fights worse.
  • Immediately report anyone that you know is carrying a weapon.

Dating Violence

If you feel pressured to do something you don't want to do, it is your right to:

  • Change your mind. Say "No" and mean it.
  • Leave a situation when the pressure is too much.
  • Leave if you sense you are in danger.
  • Accept no open drink, unless you watch it being poured.

Reference: "Your Health is in Your Hands" by the Tennessee Department of Health