Dating abuse among teens
Love is Digital From Loveisrespect, the Love is Digital texting program provides support to parents and teachers.
By texting "parentinfo" or "teacherinfo" to 22522, parents and teachers will receive content and links to help educate teens on dating abuse and support a culture of healthy relationships.
Dating Abuse Statistics This fact sheet from Loveisrespect details statistics about young adult dating violence, including prevalence of dating violence among youth as well as college students, lasting effects, and lack of awareness among peers and parents.
Teen Dating Violence among LGBTQ Youth This Human Rights Campaign overview of teen dating violence among LGBTQ youth also includes a list of national resources that serve LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence.
Planned Parenthood produced this video to demonstrate what consent looks like, giving examples of ways to find out if your partner wants to do what you would like to do. The ACT Youth Network provides a quiz that may help.
Risk Factors This web page from examines factors that may increase teens' risk of experiencing or perpetrating teen dating violence.
Get Help for Someone Else This comprehensive guide from Loveisrespect is directed toward friends, family, and others who want to assist a person in an abusive relationship.
The CDC defines teen dating violence as "physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking" . almost 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a partner every year?
Preventing teen dating violence starts with awareness. Or that out of every three young people, one has been a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from someone they are dating?