Dating violence colors
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.
This is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well.
Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.
Learn more about the warning signs of abuse and the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Dating violence can cause serious harm to your body and your emotions. Return to top In the United States, teens and young women experience the highest rates of relationship violence.
You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.
Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.
Send a tweet to your followers: “I will say something if I see someone being abused by a partner.
@NYSOPDV #tdvcandyhearts” “I will support victims of teen dating violence in my community.
See our ideas below about how you can make a difference.
Use the hashtag “#ICan Do Something NY” to share your ideas all month long.