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Bill would require Wisconsin schools to educate 7th to 12th graders about dating violence

"Just last year, 2017,15 percent of all female students in Wisconsin experienced teen dating violence of ... And some of those kids come from homes where there may not be healthy relationships even in their homes," said Sargent. Social media has created ...

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facebook twitter email MADISON, Wis(WISC) -- A bill introduced for the third time at the Capitol aims to stop abusive teens from becoming abusive adults by teaching Wisconsin students about consent"Unhealthy relationship behaviors, abusive behaviors, start as young as 12 to 13 years oldSo we know these behaviors are not something that come from nowhereThese are learned patterns of dangerous behavior that begin in teen years," said Chase Tarrier, public policy coordinator with End Domestic Abuse WisconsinThe bill would require school districts to develop a curriculum about dating violence for middle and high school studentsSchools would also need to create a policy saying dating violence is unacceptable, and train school staff to respond to abusive situations."Just last year, 2017,15 percent of all female students in Wisconsin experienced teen dating violence of a sexual nature and 9 percent experienced dating violence in a physical nature," said TarrierRepMelissa Sargent, the primary author of the bill, said she will do everything she can to pass the measure this legislative session and show students what a healthy relationship looks like"Many of these kids may have never dated beforeEveryone has their first time datingAnd some of those kids come from homes where there may not be healthy relationships even in their homes," said SargentSocial media has created another forum for teenagers to bully and harass their partnersThis puts teens at a higher risk of eating disorders, dropping out of school and becoming a victim later on in life. The goal is to break the cycle of abuse by teaching teens what's unacceptable from the beginning. Twenty other states have passed similar legislationThe Marshfield School District is the only district currently teaching this curriculum Share this article: For best results, make sure you page has the proper FB Open Graph tags in header: --> facebook twitter email Read More Milwaukee County Executive pushes for wheel tax increase Common Council issues statement after Health Department fails to notify families of elevated lead levels State lawmakers considering bill that would allow first responders to save pets New bill would reimburse part of student loans for out-of-staters who move to rural Wisconsin (function() { var zergnet = document.createElement('script'); zergnet.type = 'text/javascript'; zergnet.async = true; zergnet.src = (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? "https:" : "http:") + '//'; var znscr = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; znscr.parentNode.insertBefore(zergnet, znscr); })(); var width = window.innerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth; if(width > 850){

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