Journal articles on dating violence
Teens are sometimes more willing to talk to doctors, especially if their parents are not in the room.
Pediatrician Claire Mc Carthy says she talks about healthy relationships with her adolescent patients and asks if sex is consensual, but she says it is hard for doctors to find time to delve into such intimate issues, given that most pediatric appointments last only 15 minutes.
Boys who have faced dating violence are nearly four times as likely to have been bullied online; girls are more than twice as likely.
In the process of socializing during adolescence, early teens usually remain in same-sex groups with very little social contact with the opposite sex, while mid-adolescents tend to hang out together in a loose confederation of boys and girls.