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Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.

Almost none of these teens tell their parents, and most teens in abusive relationships don't know where to seek help. Written By: Anna Rafferty, college student writer Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph. Last Reviewed: October 2013Sources: Below are links PAMF accessed when researching this topic. PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. According to national research, 1 out of 3 teens report knowing friends or peers who have experienced dating abuse.Worse, the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey finds that 1 in 10 teens report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.