Violence against young women becomes a pattern which can be set in adolescent/teen years.
For example, teens often report "digital abuse" — receiving threats by text messages or being stalked on facebook or My Space.
You might be in school, college, university or working.
Dating abuse is mainly perpetrated by young men and victims are mainly young women, however it can happen in same sex relationships and to young men too.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behavior, attitudes and beliefs that seek to exert power and control over another person in a dating relationship.
A dating relationship is defined as a person involved in an intimate or romantic association with another person, regardless of length or exclusivity of the relationship.