is manipulation by your partner to dictate who you see, and meet, even who you email, and text.You may find yourself cutting ties with friends to avoid arguments. The less people you see, the more influence the abuser can exercise over you. How do you know that you have a healthy relationship?Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.As parents of teens, we know that these types of violent behaviors are more prevalent than they should be.But, did you know homicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 years old in the United States according to the CDC?
A study done by several universities, The Influence of Media Violence on Youth, states, "Research on violent television and films, video games, and music reveals unequivocal evidence that media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior in both immediate and long-term contexts." The 'media' here is defined as anything your teen sees, hears or interacts with that can be found on the Internet, on television, in magazines, at the movies, in video games, in advertising, etc.
We need to take an active part in preventing youth violence in the lives of their teens.
In order for parents to prevent violence in their teen's life, they need to understand what the causes are for violent youth behavior.
But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.
These behaviors include psychological, social, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and sexual violence.