For high school males, more than 7% reported physical violence and about 5% reported sexual violence from a dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
A CDC Report found among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, nearly 23% of females and 14% of males first experienced some form of violence by that partner before age 18. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
• Victims of dating violence may remain silent because they feel responsible, ashamed, or are afraid of what their partner will do.Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults, and the media.Technological: emotional/verbal or sexual abuse may involve technology like cell phones and the internet.It can also be called forced sexting, cyberbullying, and textual harassment.