Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.
It can occur in person or electronically, which includes texting, social media, and other online applications.
Three components of Dating Matters are currently available on CDC’s Veto Violence website.
CDC also developed technical packages to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent or reduce public health problems, including teen dating violence and intimate partner violence.
Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse.
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.They might also engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.Teens who are victims in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college and throughout their lifetimes.That's according to Choose Respect, a national initiative to help adolescents and young teens age 11 to 14 form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse.Every student, parent and teacher needs to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence in the US.