From prom season to football season, students everywhere in middle and high school are navigating love, dating and relationships.
Yet for all the relationships that are safe and healthy, one in five female high school students and one in 10 male high school students who date have been affected by some form of dating violence, with one out of 10 students experiencing some form of physical violence.
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Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Both include hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling and other forms of verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.Has your partner forced or intimidated you into having sex?Are you afraid to break up with you partner because you fear for you personal safety? Are you constantly apologizing for your partner’s behavior?