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Dating violence is physical, sexual, or psychological violence within a dating relationship. Examples include hitting or punching, forced sexual contact, or threats of violence.
About 10% to 20% of high school teenagers are physically injured by a dating partner each year.
Adolescent dating violence is associated with
Unlike adult intimate partner violence, rates of being the abuser are similar for adolescent boys and girls.
A teenager experiencing dating violence may:
Recommendations for parents who are concerned about dating abuse with their child:
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: http://www.loveisrespect.org/
Source to raise awareness and prevent digital dating abuse among teens: http://www.thatsnotcool.com
Adolescents and Dating Violence. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(8):776. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.142
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