Teen dating violence can occur between current or former dating partners, in person or electronically.
According to results from the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence, for 12-18 year olds reporting current or past year dating, 69 percent reported lifetime relationship abuse victimization.
In case something happens, you want them to know that something's up.6.
Memorize important numbers.: If you're like us, a cell phone is practically a part of your body.
Keep a lower profile online.: Think before you post and ask your friends to stop checking you into places and tagging you in photos for a while.
Remember anything that goes online your partner might see, even if you've updated your privacy settings.
Hang out with your friends.: Most abuse happens behind closed doors, so if you can avoid being around your partner and instead be around other people, it can help reduce the severity of abusive behaviors.5.
Share your plans.: Be sure to tell someone you trust where you're going and when to expect you back.
It is important that teens who experience dating violence seek help soon after, so they can receive services to protect against the potential psychosocial impacts of violence and reduce the likelihood of future violence.
With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the National Dating Abuse Helpline launched to help make vital resources accessible to teens experiencing dating violence.
Either way, control where you do it and have a plan for ending the conversation, like meeting up before you have to go to soccer practice or having your parents pick you up in an hour.9.