Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence.Below are just a few: Teen dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects.Sometimes, good relationships turn sour, but no one deserves to be in a relationship where they are the victim of violence.
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Dating violence is emotional, physical or mental abuse within the bounds of a romantic or potential relationship, according to the National Center for Victims of Crime.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2015.
The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77MB,180Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
Encourage them to call a "Facebook truce" with their friends and to keep passwords secret.
Prompt them to change passwords regularly, and willingly play the heavy later ("My parents made me change my password"). Know the red flags, but don't use them in conversations with your teen.
Educated girls and boys about what to do if they are being abused and the best ways to prevent it from happening at all are through fun and energetic campaigns that give them real resources.
Slogans are great for posters and anti violence campaigns, but choosing one can be a challenge.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.