Teen dating violence encompasses physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.
One in 11 female and 1 in 14 male high school students experience physical dating violence each year.
Types of Teen Dating Violence
Hitting, biting, shoving, hair pulling, scratching.
Name calling, bullying, shaming, intentionally embarrassing or constant monitoring.
Forcing a teen partner to engage in a sexual act against or without their consent.
Repeatedly following or harassing a teen partner in a way that causes them reasonable fear for their safety or well-being.