KNOW YOUR RIGHTS


 
 
Teenagers can choose better relationships when they learn to identify the early warning signs of an abusive relationship, understand that they have choices, and believe they are valuable people who deserve to be treated with respect.

Dating Bill of Rights

I have the right toI have the responsiblity to:

  • Ask for a date
  • Refuse a date
  • Suggest activities
  • Refuse any activities, even if my date is excited about them
  • Have my own feelings and be able to express them
  • Say, "I think my friend is wrong and his actions are inappropriate"
  • Tell someone not to interrupt me
  • Have my limits and values respected
  • Tell my partner when I need affection
  • Refuse affection
  • Be heard
  • Refuse to lend money
  • Refuse sex any time, for any reason
  • Have friends and space aside from my partner
  • Determine my limits and values 
  • Respect the limits of others 
  • Communicate clearly and honestly 
  • Not violate the limits of others
  • Ask for help when I need it 
  • Be considerate 
  • Check my actions and decisions to determine whether they are good or bad for me
  • Set high goals for myself