Teenage dating and violence
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“Young people who experience dating violence are more likely to act out and take unnecessary risks, and they’re also more likely to experience depression or think about or attempt suicide,” she says.
“That’s why it’s good to see that decline in dating violence over a 10-year span.
“And relationship violence, be it physical, sexual or other forms, and regardless who the perpetrator is, is never OK.
Health-care providers, parents and caregivers, schools and others can protect teens from dating violence by helping them define what healthy relationships look like, even before their first date.” Researchers say a study is needed to find out why boys are experiencing an increase in dating violence.
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Teens translate the skills they've learned in their relationships with friends into new relationships with romantic partners.“This has been found in studies of adolescents in other countries as well.” Researchers looked at data collected from three British Columbia Adolescent Health Surveys conducted over a 10-year timespan.