Signs and symptoms of dating violence
I think that’s probably very difficult.” Jennifer is now studying to become a psychologist, and she’s worked with teenaged girls to help them learn how to avoid abusive relationships.
But it’s not hard to avoid bad behavior, whether you’re dating, hooking up, or hanging out (and whether you consider yourself straight, gay, or any other category).
By recognizing abusive behavior, you can stay out of trouble, protect the people around you, and set yourself up to do well in the dating world later in life.
About 9% of teens are the victim of physical violence from a dating partner each year, according to the CDC.
Males and females are victims, but boys and girls are abusive in different ways.
Girls are more likely to yell, threaten to hurt themselves, pinch, slap, scratch, or kick. A comparison of intimate partner violence rates between teens and adults reveals that teens are at higher risk in intimate partner abuse. Many parents say they don't know the warning signs of teen dating violence.