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If your child were experiencing abuse from their dating partner, do you think you'd have the eyes and ears to pick up on it? Victim advocates in New Jersey claim most people would be surprised to learn that teen dating violence is incredibly common. Statistics suggest that 1 in 3 adolescents is a survivor of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from dating — and just a third of teens who were in a violent relationship ever spoke up about it. As part of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month , experts in the field are urging parents and adults to better understand the s and consequences of being a victim of teen dating violence, and to lead by example by promoting healthy relationships.
An additional threat to teens in relationships these days, Myner said, is the attempt by one person to control or coerce the other by threatening to share private photos sent by text message or over social media. Teen dating violence has proven to result in increased rates of depression and anxiety among victims, Myner said.
Survivors of teen dating violence, according to national statistics, are more likely to use drugs, smoke, or drink alcohol than those who did not experience abuse. If you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship of any kind, confidential support from a trained counselor is available by visiting loveisrespect. Contact reporter Dino Flammia at dino. Watch us on Facebook Live In.
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