Developing relationships, especially the romantic kind, are a fundamental part of growing up.Social media and mobile technology now permeate the lives of many teens, including their romantic relationships.A new Pew Research Center survey of 13- t0 17-year-olds examines how teens flirt, date and even break up in the digital age.Here are six key findings: When it comes to meeting romantic partners, most teens do this offline.Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship.The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.
It may also include emotional or verbal abuse, behaviors like name-calling or insults.
But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.
These behaviors include psychological, social, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and sexual violence.
is manipulation by your partner to dictate who you see, and meet, even who you email, and text.
You may find yourself cutting ties with friends to avoid arguments. The less people you see, the more influence the abuser can exercise over you. How do you know that you have a healthy relationship?