Domestic violence occurs when the abuser believes that abuse is acceptable, justified, or unlikely to be reported.
It may produce intergenerational cycles of abuse in children and other family members, who may feel that such violence is acceptable or condoned.
Ending an abusive relationship can be difficult and even dangerous.
Your boyfriend/girlfriend may become angry and violent, even if they have not been violent in the past.
Abusive behavior can include harmful words or actions.
Any act by one partner designed to hurt or control another is a form of abuse.
There s a very good chance that there are people you know pretty well that have been the victim of dating violence. Victims of abuse can undergo physical and emotional problems.
Information on how school nurses can help these teens experiencing cyber abuse is described in a recent article in NASN School Nurse.
If you check more than two below, you may want to get help now before it is too late.
What would you do if you thought your friend was in an abusive relationship?
"School nurses can prepare for this task by being aware and making others aware that online and offline behaviors are becoming increasingly blurred in teens' lives and that digital dating abuse may be a warning sign of traditional abuse," said Jeff Temple, co-author of the paper and The University of Texas Medical Branch associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
"Most importantly, school nurses can engage in conversations with students about digital dating abuse, safe Internet use and healthy relationships, letting students know that they can come to them if they encounter online or offline dating violence." In order to provide credible advice to teens, Temple says that it's important that school nurses are able to speak adolescents' language.
Women are more likely to experience dating violence, but in some cases men can experience it too.