More girls reported perpetrating physical dating violence than boys (34 percent vs. In addition, 64 percent of girls and 45 percent of boys reported perpetrating verbal emotional abuse toward a dating partner. Nearly one in four girls and one in seven boys reported being victims of sexual coercion in a teen dating relationship. NIJ-funded research has also examined the prevalence of dating violence among a national sample of Latino adolescents. Phone interviews were conducted with 1,525 Latino teens, ranging in age from 12 to 18, most of whom (76.1 percent) were born in the United States. No matter the gender of either party in a relationship, many dynamics of abuse are the same.An abusive relationship is fueled by the desire of the abuser to have power and control over their partner.Maybe you're afraid that there's no one else in the whole world who would want you. Hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling, and using and hurting you sexually isn't love!Maybe you think it's your fault that your partner is so abusive … can include ridiculing, name-calling, threats, constant criticism, controlling, belittling, and other negative behavior to scare their partner or destroy her/his self-esteem.Your teen years are a time when you find your place in the world, and are faced with a lot of challenges.Although dating can be fun and exciting, it can create issues.
Surveillance Summaries: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2013 (pdf, 172 pages).
You may have difficulty deciding if you want to date just one person, or go out with lots of people.
You may feel rejected by someone you ask out and they turn you down. You might be bullied and abused by your partner ...
Being a teenager is exciting, challenging, and confusing.
Dating is one of the most awesome things about being a teen.