Digital dating services have helped millions of people worldwide find intimacy and romance.
For the most part, meeting strangers online is no longer viewed as taboo.
So what can we do to make sure that teens have safe and healthy relationships? The questions used in the YRBS explain dating violence as particular actions, but often these actions can span time and become a pattern of behavior.
Dating violence is often described as a pattern of abusive behaviors over a course of time used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
This is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well.
Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.
Indeed, children who are victimized or witness violence frequently bring this experience with them to the playground, the classroom, later into teen relationships and, ultimately, they can end up the victims and perpetrators of adult intimate partner violence.
Studies show that approximately 10% of adolescents report being the victim of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner during the previous year.
Rhode Island health officials reported that the state has seen an uptick in a number of STDs over the last year, and they believe dating apps are playing a role.
A study suggests that men who engage in high-risk sex with other men use the Internet as a tool for meeting sexual partners.
In this session, presenters will give an overview of the research on teen dating violence and its impact on youth, and will offer promising programs on how to respond.
Specific clinic interventions will be featured and tools and resources for health care providers, teachers and parents will also be shared.