It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence.While compiling previous research for their analysis, the researchers found that studies were much less likely to measure dating violence perpetration behaviors and victimization experiences than knowledge and attitudes.Of the 23 studies included in the meta-analysis only five included perpetration measures and only five included measures of victimization.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults, and the media.
All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. The risk of having unhealthy relationships increases for teens who: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Teen dating violence [187KB, 2Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.
The researchers called for more funding to study program success, modify existing programs, and implement effective programs more widely.