All Rights Reserved. Warning Signs of Dating Abuse There are many warning signs of dating abuse and they should always be taken seriously. And while all of those beliefs can also be seen in adults, they are likely more prevalent in teens. Journal fo Clinical Child and Adoelscent Psychology, 38 4- For example, teenage men may believe: Experiencing even one or two of these warning signs in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present. Examples of physical abuse include:
More than one in 10 high school students have already experienced some form of physical aggression from a dating partner, and many of these teens did not know what to do when it happened.
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Restrict contact with family or friends. Cate, J. Koval, S. Looks through your phone frequently, checks up on your pictures, texts and outgoing calls. This is an important conversation for parents to have with their sons and daughters. Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.