Per Connecticut General Statute Section 10-220a, each local or regional board of education is required to provide in-service training programs for its teachers, administrators and pupil personnel on teen dating violence and domestic violence programs.
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has developed this Teen Dating Violence Web page to provide resources and technical assistance to support meeting the requirements of this legislation.
The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.
It has been well established that adolescents face a high risk of dating violence in the United States.
Her emotional pain was caused by her high school boyfriend, who blitzed her with cruel comments via instant messages, e-mails and My Space, calling her ugly and accusing her of cheating. Pereira, now 21, regrets sending her boyfriend the topless picture that was subsequently forwarded to other students in her high school. In the MTV documentary, Pereira's parents and friends also warned about the consequences of sexting photos like the one that caused Pereira such pain.