Teen Dating Violence Awareness

As with domestic violence, there are many types of dating violence, ranging from emotional, psychological, digital, physical, and sexual. Similarly, dating violence is not about drugs or alcohol or anger issues, it’s about power and control of one person over another.

 You may be at risk of dating violence if your partner:
•pressures you for commitment
•is jealous and possessive
•manipulates you with lies
•forbids you to see your friends
•intimidates you
•touches you against your will
•physically hurts you
•threatens to hurt you if you tell someone or leave
•blames other people, including you, for their problems, mistakes, or misfortunes
•views you as their inferior
•changes from loving to violent from minute to minute
•is cruel to animals or people
•forces sexual activity on you
•is cruel to animals or people

Learn more about healthy relationships, visit: Loveisrespect.org