Dating abuse article
According to a study from the Urban Institute Project, 25 percent of dating teens have been victimized by their partners through technology.
Of those, more than half of the victims said they were also physically abused.
Many teens reported being assaulted multiple times, according to the study, based on the CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Surveillance System using questionnaires answered by more than 13,000 high school students."If there is violence once, there is likely to be violence again," Spinks-Franklin says.
"It has to be taken very seriously."Spinks-Franklin say she has seen violence even among relationships between 10- and 11-year-olds."If a parent is concerned that a child is in an unhealthy relationship, they need to address it, but do it in a way that doesn't make the child shut down," she says.
Teens are sometimes more willing to talk to doctors, especially if their parents are not in the room.