State education leaders and coaches have launched a pilot program to combat teen dating violence. The program is called ‘Protect Her.’
Its goal is to change the perception student athletes may have about what is appropriate dating behavior and when activities have crossed the line.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams said on Friday that dating violence among teens is more common than people realized.
“What many people may not realize is about half of all reported sexual assaults are youngsters who are about 12 to 24, and about half of those are youngsters from about 12 to 17,” Williams pointed out.