Abuse in teenage dating
Teen dating violence, sometimes referred to as intimate partner violence, is any physical, psychological, or emotional abuse that occurs within dating relationships of young people ages 12 to 18.
The program primarily addresses suicide and substance use prevention which are important risk factors with teens.Another form of abuse is also using sexual or nude photos to blackmail, control, harass, or coerce another person.One important thing to know is that most people who are victims of violence, including teen dating violence, do not grow up to act violently.Dating violence can manifest in different ways: Abuse can also extend on social media.This ranges from a partner checking your phone, social media, accessing passwords, monitoring contacts, post likes, and controlling social media followers.Teen dating violence doesn’t always occur between individuals who are currently in a relationship; it can also happen between those who were once in a relationship.
Dating violence can present itself in the following ways: —undesired harassing or threatening behavior committed by one individual toward another.
Teen dating violence is commonly associated with those between the ages of 12-19 although age ranges can vary and only one of the relationship partners may be a minor.
It can also occur between a current or former dating partner.
Examples of stalking include repeated, uninvited visits to someone’s home, unwanted surveillance, consistent electronic communication, etc.
The effects of teen dating violence can be detrimental to a person’s physical and emotional well-being and ultimately lead to antisocial behaviors and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Written By: Anna Rafferty, college student writer Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph. Last Reviewed: October 2013Sources: Below are links PAMF accessed when researching this topic.