Teen dating hotline number
The goal of the Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Project is to educate teens early so we can help avoid domestic violence in the future.
1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) Office for Victims of Crime, Directory of Crime Victim Services [links to programs and services available to crime victims] National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) [24/7 hotline] 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish) 1-800-799-4889 (TTY) Disaster Distress Helpline [24/7 hotline] 1-800-985-5990 FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors 844-57-HELPS Gift from Within (Not a hotline.
Since technology provides quick, constant access to people, it is often used as a tool for abuse and a means to establish power and control that is easier to hide than physical violence and verbal assaults.
A recent study showed that one in four teens in a relationship has been harassed or insulted by their partner via cell phone, Since most technology requires passwords and access codes, teens can easily hide technology-based abuse from their parents, despite how frequently it can occur.
Dating Violence is the use of harassing, controlling, and/or abusive behavior to maintain power and control over a partner in a romantic relationship.
Anyone can be a victim of dating violence, regardless of age, race, or gender.
A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.