This leads to an increase in the number of relationships that go south.
Teenage romantic relationships are more likely to turn violent when: Teens are also sponges – they absorb what they see and hear in the world around them.
Teen dating violence “includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.” Teen dating violence can be done in person or, with the explosion of social media and telecommunication, electronically.
Social media is a hotbed of violent and abusive activity, especially for teenagers who are new to relationships and unsure of how to handle their feelings most appropriately.
Dating is an inevitable part of life that many experience for the first time as a teenager.