They can also use smartphones to send threatening text messages or find out their location.EDUCATING TEENAGERS ABOUT TEEN DATING VIOLENCE Model healthy relationships for teenagers Many teenagers, especially young women, grow up with an unrealistic view of romance and relationships because they only know what they’ve seen in movies or on TV.and that they can get therapy and come out stronger.” As a parent, Segovia is also especially aware of the need to educate parents and teachers about teen dating violence so they recognize the warning signs before it’s too late.Teenagers will often be too scared or embarrassed to tell the truth so adults need to probe a little deeper if they are concerned by a child’s behavior or appearance.
However, the shocking truth is that 23 percent of women who experience some form of partner violence in their lifetime report that the violence first occurred when they were between 11 and 17 years of age, according to the 2011 Center for Disease Control nationwide survey.
“Because of how I acted out and because of how it looked, I was looked at as a lost cause [by teachers],” she said.
“Nobody cared enough to know what was wrong with me.” Sad or agitated behavior after receiving a text or using social media Be aware that abusers can control and manipulate their partners from afar by using social media.
RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF POSSIBLE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE Unexplained bruises Segovia played volleyball in school, and dismissed the bruises that often appeared on her face and body as sport injuries.
If a teenager seems to have a surprising amount of sport-related bruises or cuts, it’s time to ask more questions.