"If it hurts you, then it is not a joke:" Adolescents’ ideas about girls’ and boys’ use and experience of abusive behavior in dating relationships.
J., Saint-Pierre, M., & The Dating Violence Research Team (2006).
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence.
Dating violence among adolescents: Prevalence, gender distribution, and prevention program effectiveness.
Prevalence, incidence, and predictors of dating violence: A longitudinal study of African American female adolescents.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.