According to results from the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence, for 12-18 year olds reporting current or past year dating, 69 percent reported lifetime relationship abuse victimization.
According to additional research sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, high school students who bullied others were likely to perpetrate sexual, verbal, and physical dating violence.
Maybe you're afraid that there's no one else in the whole world who would want you. Hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling, and using and hurting you sexually isn't love!
Maybe you think it's your fault that your partner is so abusive … can include ridiculing, name-calling, threats, constant criticism, controlling, belittling, and other negative behavior to scare their partner or destroy her/his self-esteem.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship.
Dating is one of the most awesome things about being a teen.
Examples of teen dating violence include physical and emotional harm, as well as stalking.
Teen dating violence can occur between current or former dating partners, in person or electronically.
Join Women In Distress by raising awareness to ending Teen Dating Violence, during the month of February.
Teen Dating Violence can include physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence by a dating partner, either in person or online.