For high school males, more than 7% reported physical violence and about 5% reported sexual violence from a dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.A CDC Report found among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, nearly 23% of females and 14% of males first experienced some form of violence by that partner before age 18. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.Discover the warning signs, learn how to get help and make a game plan so that you can make a difference in your community!Welcome to Do Something.org, a global movement of 5.5 million young people making positive change, online and off! The goal of the abuser is to establish power over, and control of, the other person.Dating abuse crosses all age groups, races, cultures, religions, educational and employment backgrounds.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.Teen dating violence [187KB, 2Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.These behaviors include psychological, social, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and sexual violence.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence.Below are just a few: Teen 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. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2015.The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77MB,180Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence 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.