What is teen dating violence?
Teen dating violence is a pattern of emotional, verbal, physical or sexual abuse used by one partner to exert power and control over the other in a relationship where one or both partners are teenagers. Some of these abusive behaviors could include social sabotage, stalking, cyberbullying, insulting, sexual harassment, threats, coercion, or acts of physical and sexual abuse. It is reported that 1 in 3 teenagers will experience dating abuse.
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National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Phone: 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522
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