Many parents create strict rules about dating to try to keep their teens safe.Others regard teen dating as a natural part of the maturation process—an activity not without its risks but not a threat to the teen's health and safety.This violence could include anything from shoving to hitting to more serious violence, such as strangulation and murder.This violence is likely to be a secret, since neither the victim or the abuser want to admit there is a problem.Strong indicators of physical violence in teen relationships are jealousy, possessiveness and angry behavior from the teen's partner.
Internet predators used to primarily work chat rooms, but in the new age of social media, they often have fake My Space and Facebook accounts with convincing profile information and pictures.
The more knowledge both parents and teens have, the more prepared you'll be if a situation arises.
Internet predators are adults who post as teenagers on the Internet and gain the trust of teens they have contact with.
It occurs when a person is sexually assaulted by someone she knows and trusts, such as her date.
Sexual assaults can also occur at parties where sexual abusers take advantage of teens who have been drinking.