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The CDC defines teen dating violence (TDV) as physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Watch the video below to learn more about TDV.
Risks of unhealthy relationships
Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who:
- believe it is okay to use threats or violence to get their way
- use alcohol or drugs
- can't manage anager or frustration
- hang out with violent peers
- have multiple sexual partners
- have a friend involved in dating violence
- are depressed or anxious
- have learning difficulties and other problems at school
- don't have parental supervision and support
- witness violence at home or in the community
- or have a history of aggressive behavior or bullying