Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.
Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.
Cyberbullying is bullying that is done through the use of technology.
For example, using the Internet, a mobile phone or a camera to hurt or embarrass someone is considered cyberbullying.
Family violence is considered to be any form of abuse, mistreatment or neglect that a child or adult experiences from a family member, or from someone with whom they have an intimate relationship.
The following pages provide information about family violence, the laws relating to family violence and the kind of help that is available to someone experiencing family violence.
You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.
But they can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, like hitting, stalking, or preventing you from using birth control.
Dating violence can cause serious harm to your body and your emotions. Return to top In the United States, teens and young women experience the highest rates of relationship violence.
Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.
Did you know that one in three adolescents experience some form of dating abuse before the age of 18?
Discover the warning signs, learn how to get help and make a game plan so that you can make a difference in your community!