Friday, January 29, 2010

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is in two days!

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention MONTH is just around the corner and we are really excited! What was once only a week has now become a month--it’s great to see that people are recognizing the importance and seriousness of teen dating violence.

It’s not even February yet and already over 500,000 students have signed on to hear our National Announcement on February 10th in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. We’re also very excited to have a lot of great partners who are helping us get our announcement in schools. Reaching so many students across the nation with a message raising awareness about teen dating violence is going to be a HISTORIC event. Make sure that your school is part of history. Sign up today!

And that’s not all that’s going on. There are tons of other activities for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month at . And if you want to keep up-to-date with all things going on near you for February head over to

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Have a Heart!

We are proud to announce the launch of our Have a Heart Campaign! A new initiative created for teens, teachers and elected officials to raise awareness about dating violence in February. Here is how you can get involved in the Have a Heart Campaign and help raise awareness about dating violence:

Get to the HEART of the Matter
On February 10, as part of our Have a Heart Campaign, students from across the nation will hear a message of healthy relationships during their morning announcements. The first 100 schools to register will receive a free copy of Break the Cycle's [Ending Violence] curriculum, courtesy of Mary Kay Inc. Register your school today!

Wear Your HEART on Your Sleeve
Throughout the month of February teens and adults across the nation will be wearing hearts on their sleeves to raise awareness about teen dating violence. Get your HEARTS now!

HEART Someone
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month isn’t just about unhealthy relationships, it’s about promoting healthy ones as well. Help promote healthy relationships by sending someone our health-e-relationships card!

Speak from the HEART
Help us form a unified voice to require dating violence education in schools by writing a letter to your senator and sign the petition to get dating violence education in schools!

Is someone you know in an unhealthy relationship? Have you talked to your teen about dating violence? Do you know someone who might be abusive? Have a heart-to-heart.

HOPE with All Your HEART
Become a member of break the cycle’s HOPE and join a national organization dedicated to ending dating violence year-round.

Don’t forget to share the love and tell your friends about the Have a Heart Campaign, and to join us on facebook! With your help we can create a world full of healthy, happy relationships for all.

If you want to learn more about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, visit where you will find up to date information about dating violence awareness events and campaigns.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Digital Drama

Sexting, constant messaging, demanding information, spying, digital disrespect and cruelty can have serious consequences. Sexting, for example, can end you up in jail in some states for child pornogrophy charges and cause you to register as a sex offender - even if the pictures you send are of yourself. And all of types of digital abuse can cause severe emotional damage. And that is not cool. Ever.

MTV has created in order to stop digital abuse. A Thin Line describes each type of digital abuse and has questions you can ask yourself to help clarify whether or not what you are doing or experiencing is abuse -there are even a few links to And if you are experiencing digital drama, has resources that you can use to help you stop the abuse.

Digital abuse has serious consequences, and it’s important to know where you stand and what you can do if you are facing online abuse. So head on over to and find out how you can protect yourself!

Remember, that if you have questions about your relationship, is here to help. Just email .