Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.This is also an important topic from a gender studies perspective as almost 32% of male adolescents engage in some form of violence, whether sexual, physical or emotional, towards their partners while adolescent violence from females is nearly half of that rate.Teen dating violence is a pattern of actions or threats of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse by a teen (between the ages of 13 and 18) against a current or former dating partner.Any of these and more can be part of teen dating violence: Abusive teens use these kinds of behavior to keep power and control over a dating partner.It can be tough to talk about dating abuse—especially if you’re trying to reach teens themselves.
Girls are more likely to report committing less serious forms of IPV, including as a means of self-defense, whereas boys are more likely to report committing more severe acts of IPV, including threats, physical violence and controlling a partner.
Social media is great way to engage teens in the issue.
Here are a few tips from That’s Not Cool for organizing and activating young people around the issue of teen dating violence!
You can message, vote, search, upload photos and creat yourself a unique profile.
It's a fun social network made for teenagers with plenty of features that will make each of your visits more exciting.
Dating Violence is an abstract concept for teens today.