So, all the teens out there, just remember that physical and sexual violence is illegal, and can put you behind bars.Also, if you know someone who is a victim of teenage dating violence, encourage that person to get help or at least speak to an adult at home to get some closure.As teenagers are still not emotionally mature, all this chaos can have a profound negative impact on their health.Teens who have suffered dating violence tend to do poor in school, as they are too traumatized or depressed about the whole situation.
But then one day, he caught me off guard when he said, “Well, of course, when I get a girlfriend.……”I seriously have no idea what he said after the word girlfriend. Luckily after the first week, the hype died down and I felt quite a bit better when he told me that he and several of his friends had decided they weren’t going to have girlfriends this first year. It can be confusing and we want our boys to know how to treat a girl, but we also want to make sure he is treated well too and that his heart is protected.
There are many active programs that aim to change the attitude and behavior linked with teenage dating violence.
An extremely popular example is Safe Dates―the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse in teenagers.
This change makes a healthy relationship into an unhealthy one, and this negative behavior is called teenage dating violence.
The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline defines teenage dating violence as a behavioral pattern that an individual uses to gain control on his/her dating partner.