33% of teens will experience some form of dating abuse.
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Dating abuse includes:
Use of physical force in order to cause fear or coerce.
Controlling another’s sexual behavior. This includes rape, sexual coercion, and restricting access to birth control or protection.
This includes verbal threats, insults, humiliation, or intimidation.
This includes cyber-bullying, profile stalking, sexting, or using social media to threaten or control.
Here are some of the signs of abuse.
- Checking cell phone or email without permission
- Social isolating from friends or family
- Excessive possessiveness
- Extreme jealously or insecurity
- Verbal abuse
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