That is why adults need to talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
According to the CDC, 23 percent of girls and 14 percent of boys will experience dating violence for the first time between 11 and 17 years old.
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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Teen dating violence, also known as intimate partner violence or intimate relationship violence, is a serious problem in the U.