They come from a variety of ethnic groups, family situations, social groups at school, and levels of academic achievement.Many were part of the mainstream social group and had excellent grades.In fact, nearly a third of all people who claim they are in this type of relationship say these are college relationships.
It is further characterized by the bully repeatedly using the higher social status they have over the victim to exert power and to hurt the victim. It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.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.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.While men who bully tend to victimize both genders equally, women bullies target other women about 80% of the time.