The above information is courtesy of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation of Australia.
An online publication from the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada reported the emotional effect of dating violence varied by gender. However, both boys and girls who feared family violence and had friends in violent relationships were more upset.
In the past, teen romances have been considered relatively unimportant because they are short-lived and seemingly unstable.
Research documents teen romances play significant roles in the lives of adolescents and have significant effects on their psychological development and their future adult relationships.
As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by their relationship experiences.
Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
It is epidemic in occurrence and has short and long-term effects on teen relationships.A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.