February 5-9 is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week. Share what your library is doing to honor this week. There are a lot of discussions about cyberbullying on various list servs. This is one way that dating violence can start. What tools can we give teens so they know they have choices and they deserve to have healthy relationships? The School Library as Sanctuary by Lynn Evarts, VOYA December 2006, might be one place to start.

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

2 Thoughts on “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week

  1. Linda Braun [Member] on February 1, 2007 at 9:01 am said:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about how DOPA Jr. includes anti-bullying legislation. In my mind the bullying thing is something we educate teens about in general – bullying is bad on the playground, at home, in school, in the library, online, everywhere. It can’t be separated out as a thing that is a problem only online. It would be great to use the prevention week to educate teens and the adults around them about how to be safe and smart when it comes to bullying no matter what format it takes. It would also be a good way to get out some education on the limitations in this area of legislation like DOPA Jr.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I’m pulling together a display now with some information on where to get help

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