Dating can be thrilling for teens. However, some young relationships can become violent.
As teens try to figure out how the world works, they may endure emotional, mental, and physical abuse in the name of “love.”
Red flags can include social media control, sexting stalking, cyberbullying, and bruises
Open conversation with your child to find out who is being texted and how young relationships are going. Don’t pass judgment but ask questions and listen. You have to be an ally if your teen needs help leaving a bad relationship.
Call 1-800-SAFE or text Love Is Respect at 22522 for help.
Listen as Dr. David Hill joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss teen dating violence in this encore episode from February 2019.