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.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Examples of teen dating violence include physical and emotional harm, as well as stalking.
Professionals, non-profits and communities are working on the response and Healthy shares some ideas for how to respond, including: One in three teens has reported direct or indirect contact with teen dating violence.
As with other forms of violence, exposure to dating violence as a teen can lead to problems well into adulthood.
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This month, teens and communities are working together to shed light on the different forms that teen dating abuse can take.
The research has mainly focused on Caucasian youth, and there are yet no studies which focus specifically on IPV in adolescent same-sex romantic relationships.
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.
Additionally, teens participating in sending explicit images are also at risk of legal action under child pornography rules.