If you suspect a teen is experiencing an abusive relationship or are unsure of the warning signs, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline will offer immediate and confidential support.
Every year, about one in 10 high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their partner.
Certain factors may increase teens’ risk of experiencing and perpetrating teen dating violence.
A number of studies have looked at the relationship between teen dating violence and community, family, peer, and individual risk factors.
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It can be easy to overlook some behaviors like teasing or name calling as “normal” in a relationship, but these acts can escalate to abuse or more serious forms of violence.
Do you know what to do if you think a teen in your life is in an abusive relationship?
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
I am 17, from the UK and am in my first year of 6th form.
I had an ex boyfriend (R) who was violent towards me from the time I was 15 till 16.
Learning how to spot the signs of an abusive relationship can make a dramatic impact on the lives of teens suffering from dating violence – and could also save lives.