Teen Dating Violence

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Abstract

Increasing attention has been given to the problem of teen dating violence with more research needed on mediating and moderating factors in the relationship between victimization and negative consequences. This article explores mental health and educational consequences of physical and sexual abuse by peers in a convenience sample of adolescents. Dating violence was associated with higher levels of depression, suicidal thoughts, and poorer educational outcomes. The use of alcohol and depression complicated the relationship between victimization and outcomes. Sex differences in patterns of perceived social support as a moderator were also examined with more significant effects for girls. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1077801208322058

Teen Dating Safety

 

When it comes to teen dating safety, have an open line of communication with family and friends. You should always let your parents know who you are meeting and where you are going, as well as when you plan on being back. Share your location, and even give your date's name and number to trusted individuals. Mar 13, 2020

Teen dating violence

sometimes referred to as intimate partner violence, is any physical, psychological, or emotional abuse that occurs within dating relationships of young people ages 12 to 18. This violence usually takes place face-to-face or electronically, such as via phone calls, text messages, or the Internet. Teen dating violence doesn’t always occur between individuals who are currently in a relationship; it can also happen between those who were once in a relationship.