The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
Interviews were conducted with 91 urban, Black adolescents (53 boys and 38 girls) to identify their...
Those teenagers who are not interested in formal dating usually feel happy to hang out with and talk to members of the opposite sex.
Their priorities are usually in other areas such as academics, sports, or after-school jobs, with dating considered to be something they do not have time for during this phase of their lives.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.