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Teen Dating Video PSA Contest: Lights, Camera, Prevention

Categories: CDC Injury Center, Violence Prevention

How do you VetoViolence? Make a short film to tell the world, and you could win $500 in the “I VetoViolence Because…”: Teen Dating Violence Prevention Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest.

I VetoViolence Because... Teen Dating PSA Contest

Create a video PSA to:

  • show how you personally work to end teen dating violence.
  • highlight prevention efforts in your community, school, or business.
  • demonstrate effective responses when a teen experiences or witnesses intimate partner violence.



Submitting Your Videos

Individuals or teams may choose one category to submit a video of 60 seconds or less: (1) General Public, (2) Student, or (3) Violence Prevention Professional. PSAs can be submitted through August 15, 2013. One winner will be chosen from each category, will receive $500, and have their video featured on the VetoViolence Facebook page!

Preventing Teen Dating Violence Before It Starts

Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. For some, the first violent incident in a dating relationship happens between 11 and 17 years of age. Dating experiences often influence teens’ emotional development. Healthy relationship behaviors can have positive effects while unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can cause short- and long-term negative consequences.

The good news is that teen dating violence can be prevented when young people, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.

Find out more about the “I VetoViolence Because…”: Teen Dating Violence Prevention Public Service Announcement Contest and spread the word about how colleagues, parents, and friends can creatively promote healthy, respectful, and non-violent relationships through teenage years and beyond.

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