Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.
It can occur in person or electronically, which includes texting, social media, and other online applications.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
Teaching healthy relationship skills and changing norms about violence can help prevent teen dating violence.
Talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.