A clip of her was taken and she was threatened with it being shared at school.
Additionally, teens participating in sending explicit images are also at risk of legal action under child pornography rules.
It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it’s one that is casual and short-term or serious and monogamous.
Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including: If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship, please get help.
April 4-8, 2016 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week.
When you think of dating violence, the images that pop into your head are probably not images of 11 or 12 year olds. * Girls age 16-24 are at the highest risk of experiencing violence at rates TRIPLE the national average.
As with other forms of violence, exposure to dating violence as a teen can lead to problems well into adulthood.
According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violencestudy, about 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between the ages of 11 and 17.
The vast majority of middle school students define control and jealousy as signs of true love rather as signs of abuse.Singer Rihanna’s abuse by boyfriend Chris Brown is just one example as then 19-year-old Rihanna made her history of physical abuse at the hands of Chris Brown known to the world. In most cases it starts much earlier before it develops into full-fledged violence, and in some tragic instances, death.A 16-year-old verbally abusing and emotionally controlling his girlfriend after class might make for a less dramatic mental image than our glamorous celebrity examples, but it doesn’t deserve our attention any less.One article notes that at least 10 percent of teens have been involved in a violent dating situation and the rising use of technology among teens as young as 12 may be contributing to these numbers. Sexting I is extremely common among teens and contributes to negative risky sexual behaviour, exposure to violence and coercion in young relationships.In January, a young girl fell victim to the dangers of sexting and was bullied into performing sexual acts after a party.