by Staff Teen violence is real, and is a big part of a teenager’s life in the society we live in today.It can include things like dating someone who is violent, who slaps them around frequently, to other teens in school beating on them.
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Dating violence is emotional, physical or mental abuse within the bounds of a romantic or potential relationship, according to the National Center for Victims of Crime.
If you notice controlling behavior, sudden mood changes or threats of violence from your significant other, get help immediately.
Some dating violence occurs on the first or second date when two people aren’t necessarily a couple.
Gang violence among teens is a growing concern; teens in this situation are subject to being shot at, stabbed, or beaten to death.
Teens that are involved in gangs are more likely to commit a violent act towards another person, possibly even killing them.
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