Dating abuse organizations
Symbolic violence: is the destruction of things that belong to you.If your partner throws a TV out of the window – the message is that he can throw you out the window too.Not surprisingly then that one third of young girls experience some form of abuse and violence in their first relationships as teens.Dating violence often occurs when one partner wants to exert power and control over the other, and both boys and girls fall victim to dating violence.
You can do a self-test quiz to check whether you are in a violent relationship: Teen Dating Violence Quiz Love Addiction Quiz You can chat to a MOBIEG counsellor while staying anonymous. For one in three teenagers their first love is an introduction to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.Partner -on-partner violence is more common in South Africa then any other country in the world.The following list includes phone or online helplines (national organizations only) that youth can reach out to for help.
Also included are examples of national and statewide dating violence initiatives.• Calling you all the time • Prescribing what you must wear, criticism, isolation • Deciding who you may hang out with, jealousy • Wanting to be with you all the time, quick involvement • Name calling • Belittling • Criticizing • Threatening • Hitting • Biting • Pushing • Kicking • Strangling, cruelty to animals or children • Pinching • Force sexual acts • Force having sex, playfull use of force during sex • Prevent using birth control • Unwanted touching/kissing • Posting embarrassing photos • Posting threats Teen dating abuse can cause the victim to develop a low self-esteem, depression, become suicidal, develop addiction to drugs or alcohol, develop eating disorders or engage in dangerous sexual activities.