Witnessing can mean SEEING actual incidents of physical/and or sexual abuse.
It can mean HEARING threats or fighting noises from another room.
These behaviors can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, such as hitting or stalking, or preventing you from using birth control or protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If a date pays for the date, that does not mean you owe them sex.
Any sexual activity that is without your consent is rape or sexual assault.
Staying in an abusive relationship can have long-lasting effects on your mental and physical health, including chronic pain and depression or anxiety. Abusive partners may also pressure you into having unprotected sex or prevent you from using birth control.
When teens have to ask permission to use the car, instead of just being able to take it when they want, it also decreases that chances that they will be in an accident or drive recklessly.
Help teens understand that your rules regarding driving are not about control, but about your concerns for their safety.