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Here are some suggestions for helping a friend who’s being abused:
Our friends are really important people in our lives and we should always try to be there for them. Sometimes though, friends disappoint us. They might always say offensive things about girls or women. Maybe you’ve heard them talk down to their girlfriend and you can tell it upsets her. You can help to prevent dating violence by telling your friends the truth about their behavior in an honest and direct way.
Remember, DON’T react with violence. DON’T encourage or participate in the behavior. DON’T ignore abusive behavior!
For more information about how to get help, check out these resources