If you need help, please contact a professional organization such as at 1-866-331-9474.DASH’s early warning signs are meant to guide you in determining whether your relationship is healthy.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of physical dating violence within the past year and can increase the risk of physical injury, poor academic performance, binge drinking, suicide attempts, unhealthy sexual behaviors, substance abuse, negative body image and self-esteem, and violence in future relationships.Teen dating violence isn’t limited to certain areas. More than a million high school students throughout the U. have experienced abuse from someone they dated within a single year. Digital dating abuse is when a partner obtains passwords to their significant other’s computer, email or social network.Controlling behavior can happen by a phone call or though social media by Facebook with an online message or post.The red flags of dating violence are not always dramatic.Some examples are present in the Violence Wheel, also referred to as the Power & Control Wheel.The violence may occur through intimidation, emotional abuse, manipulation, coercion and threats, jealousy, economic abuse, through children or isolation.