For example, they're more than twice as likely as others to consider suicide.Boys who have faced dating violence are nearly four times as likely to have been bullied online; girls are more than twice as likely.
"They need to feel safe telling a parent."Teens often hide the abuse from their parents, Spinks-Franklin says.
Teens may not be able to confide in friends, either, because abusers sometimes isolate their victims from loved ones.
Authors of the new report note that the CDC has changed the way it phrases its questions about teen dating violence, leading more students to report assaults.
Teens who have experienced dating violence are at much higher risk for a variety of serious problems.
Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.
Instead, first dates may be awkward, but they can also be a lot of fun.
Make sure your teen knows that just because he's ready to go on a date, doesn't necessarily mean he's ready for a relationship.
Your parenting values, your teen's maturity level, and the specific situation will help you decide how much chaperoning your teen needs.
Here are five things every parent should know: While some teens tend to be interested in dating earlier than others, romantic interests are normal during adolescence.