Safe Dating Strategies

  • Vary your routines.
  • Meet only in public places.
  • Do not be alone with your partner.
  • Do not give out your house keys.
  • Always tell someone where you are going.
  • Arrange a code word or signal with friends and family to call for help.
  • Talk to your parents and/or guidance counselor or trusted adult.
  • Let your friends know about your situation.
  • If you are being followed go to a public place or a police station.
  • Program your cell phone to call 911 and carry it with you at all times.
  • Carry a spare set of keys and emergency money.
  • Reach out to your local domestic violence agency for support.