Teen dating and vilonce
After reading the news of his girlfriend’s “death,” Benz posted on social media he was going to kill himself. Like I don’t get why you aren’t,” Carter allegedly told Roy via text.
None of the people who read his post, none of the people who knew his girlfriend was pranking him, tried to stop him. On June 16, Michelle Carter was found guilty of manslaughter in a highly publicized case in which prosecutors argued she was responsible for her boyfriend’s death after she instructed him to follow through on his plan to commit suicide. Roy killed himself in his truck with carbon monoxide.
While most materials in this collection focus on TDV prevention and response to young people in high schools, we acknowledge that TDV prevention also includes outreach to younger teens in middle schools and older college students, as well as youth who are not represented in our system of education (runaways, homeless youth, etc.).
This special collection will be updated regularly, and new documents will be added as they become available.
This special collection emphasizes collaborative and multi-level approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence (TDV).
The next six sections include TDV information related to: 1) young people, 2) bystanders, 3) parents and caregivers, 4) men and boys, 5) teachers and school-based professionals, 6) health care professionals, 7) pregnancy prevention programs, and 8) domestic violence and sexual violence service providers.
Of those, more than half of the victims said they were also physically abused.