Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.
Or it can be more severe, like straight-up lying about your age, height, interests or accomplishments.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
They may figure they'll shave a few (or more) years off their age to make themselves seem more attractive to grab a person's attention.
Or they may post a picture when they were thinner, so they can get more attention in the beginning.