A 2013 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.As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family.
A 2011 CDC nationwide survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.
Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
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.All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking.