In addition to physical abuse, some teens are using threats, insults, obsessive monitoring, continuous texting, humiliation, intimidation, isolation or stalking to try to exert power and control. See Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month for more information, resources and tips.
Why is teenage love dangerous?
Break ups in high school can affect teens drastically, and it can lead seeking for help in drugs or alcohol. Or it drives teens to depression, self harm and more.
What are healthy teenage relationships?
Respect for both oneself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships. In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one partner tries to exert control and power over the other physically, sexually, and/or emotionally. Healthy relationships share certain characteristics that teens should be taught to expect.
Can u fall in love at 14?
Just because teens are more casual and sophisticated about dating doesnt mean they dont still suffer heartbreak. Even 14- and 15-year-olds can fall in love, Reardon says. “To a child or teenager who is experiencing this, it is very real and very important,” she says.