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What is Teen Dating Violence?

Teen Dating Violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Below are just a few:

  • Relationship abuse
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Relationship violence
  • Dating abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic violence

*Vagi, K. J., Olsen, E. O., Basile, K. C., & Vivolo-Kantor, A. M. (2015). Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. JAMA Pediatrics, 169, 474-482.

Red Flags-Green Flags Teens

Unhealthy Relationships

Does your boyfriend or girlfriend...

  • Try to control you?

  • Text you constantly?

  • Keep tabs on you 24/7?

  • Get jealous or accuse you of cheating?

  • Guilt trip you for spending time with your family or friends?

  • Embarrass/disrespect you?

  • Threaten or force unwanted sexual activity?

  • Easily lose his/her temper?

  • Spread rumors about you?

  • Scare you by: 1. Yelling & calling you names 2. Hitting, kicking, throwing, or breaking things?

Healthy Relationships

Does your boyfriend or girlfriend...

  • Trust you?
  • View you as an equal?
  • Talk honestly and openly?
  • Let the relationship go at your own pace?
  • Treat you fairly?
  • Make you feel safe emotionally & physically?
  • Talk things out calmly?
  • Support you having your own friends?
  • Listen to your feelings?
  • Respect your opinions?