Dating violence victims are likely to experience suicidal thoughts, antisocial behaviors, depression and anxiety, and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and drug use.
Unfortunately, many cases go unreported because victims are afraid to tell their family and friends.
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. 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.
It includes stalking, harassment, physical or sexual abuse.In a recent episode of CW’s hit series “Gossip Girl,” Ed Westwick’s character Chuck Bass showed his “love” for former flame Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) by throwing a frustrated, impassioned punch .Although he missed her face, the character smashed the window behind her, and a fragment of glass slashed her face.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.