Requires district school boards to adopt and implement a dating violence and abuse policy and provides policy requirements.BY ANAILI MEDINA — High school: a place to meet people? High school students usually span from ages fourteen to eighteen.Should sex education be required, and if so, is that the best place to tell Florida high school students that they may not legally consent to having sexual relationships until the age of sixteen according to Florida Statute 794.05 and 800.04?
Or get into relationships that last, end, or get you in jail?
Freshmen and seniors may have elective classes and/or play sports together. Yet they may not date or have sexual encounters without fear of life changing effects.
It’s having sexual relations when there is too big of an age gap.
The Forum News Service does not always report on the specifics of juvenile cases, but local law enforcement officials say it is a problem they see regularly.
It is normal for older teens to be attracted to younger teens, but parents and teens should be aware of certain stipulations in the law.
-- Two northwestern Minnesota teenagers from Becker County -- considered juveniles -- have recently been charged with felony crimes that not all teens or their parents even know about.Dating abuse is a widespread problem -- nationally, up to 40 percent of teens have been in abusive relationships and of those that have, 43 percent experienced abuse while at school.Several states now require school districts to adopt policies on dating abuse among students, which include providing dating abuse education to students and/or protecting targets of dating abuse while they are on campus.Visit law.cornell.edu/ to see minor laws specific to your state.There you can find that in the state of Georgia, "a person commits the offense of statutory rape when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with any person under the age of 16 years and is not his or her spouse." The law goes on to spell out that "if the victim is at least 14 but less than 16 years of age and the person convicted of statutory rape is 18 or younger and is no more than four years older than the victim, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." This means that a 17-year-old convicted of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old in Georgia, would be guilty of a misdemeanor.Arizona: After “Kaity’s Law” was passed in 2009, SB 1308 (2010): Permits a school district to adopt dating abuse policies and to incorporate dating violence education into health curricula for grades 7-12.