For many teenagers, the first relationship is an exciting experience, learning to navigate the dating world. However, it’s important to establishing healthy relationships to prevent unsafe situations.
Teen dating violence (TDV) is a national epidemic that effects millions of teenagers in the US. A teen relationship is classified as violent when it includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological abuse, and/or stalking. TDV can occur face-to-face or virtually, via social media and/or text.