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There are many reliable websites with teen dating violence prevention information and resources.
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Teen Dating Violence Dating violence is the use of harassing, controlling and/or abusive behavior to maintain power and control over a partner in a romantic relationship.
Anyone can be a victim of dating violence, regardless of age, race, or gender.
About one in ten high school students nationwide reported they had been a victim of dating violence in the past 12 months.1 Types of dating violence Physical: a dating partner is being physically hurt, may include hit, kicked, punched, shoved, or otherwise physically injured.
• Ending an abusive relationship may be difficult for a victim of dating abuse; it is important to trust their feelings and support them. • Encourage them to talk to an adult they trust like a parent, teacher, nurse, or counselor.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Technological: emotional/verbal or sexual abuse may involve technology like cell phones and the internet.
It can also be called forced sexting, cyberbullying, and textual harassment.
• Your dating partner is using threats or violence to solve a problem • Frequent calling and texting to check where you are or who you are with or other jealous behavior • Telling you who you can spend time with, what you can do, or what to wear • Name calling, putting you down, embarrassing you, or making you feel bad about yourself • Making threats towards you, your family and friends • Making threats of suicide or self harm • Forcing you to do anything you don’t want to do Stopping dating violence before it starts is the best way to keep teens safe from dating abuse.
There are ways anyone can help prevent dating violence: Learn more about healthy and unhealthy relationships by visiting the websites in the resources section.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2015.