The nature of dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to happen at all.
In a recent national survey, nearly 10 percent of high school students reported physical violence and 11 percent reported that they experienced sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months before the survey.
Teens who are victims in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college and throughout their lifetimes.
With the exceptions of the initial safety question and in some cases, your age, you never have to share any information you don’t feel comfortable sharing.
To help you prepare, here are some questions you can expect to be asked when you do reach out.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.