5 TikTok Accounts That Model Healthy Relationships
In February, we recognize Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) – an annual, month-long push to stop dating abuse before it starts. In addition to being an opportunity to model healthy relationships for the young people in your life, we’re encouraging you to proactively open up conversations about the realities of dating violence!
Unfortunately, one in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse during a relationship. And nearly half of women will experience it in college. Teaching the young people in your life to build healthy relationships and recognize the warning signs of abuse is a skill that they will use for the rest of their life. Not every single day may be the best with their partner, but there should never be a point where they feel unsafe or are unable to express how they are feeling.
If you are unsure how to spark the conversation yourself, consider letting your young person’s favorite app do the talking! It’s no secret that TikTok is leading the way to helping fill the gaps that American students face in their sex education.
And while they may initially roll their eyes if you bring up TikTok, you can be sure that their curious minds will lead them to check out creators who talk sex, love, and relationships behind closed doors. Here are five accounts that you can encourage your young person to follow so that they learn more about healthy relationships:
@therelationshiprecovery Toxic Relationships: Manipulation & Gaslighting #tiktokpartner #learnontiktok #toxicrelationships #datingadvice #narc ♬ WE'RE GONNA (GO) - Jul Big Green
But don’t let the conversation stop! By serving as your young person’s continued point of support, you’re helping them build a foundation for healthy relationships for years to come.