And having sex to keep someone interested can backfire or worse.
Remember, having sex even once can result in an unplanned pregnancy, an STD (sexually transmitted disease) or both!
About 10% of high school students say they have suffered violence from someone they date.
But abuse doesn’t always mean that someone hits or hurts your body.
Emotional abuse is anything that harms your self-esteem or causes shame.
In a 2009 study from Teen Research Unlimited, although a majority of parents (82%) said they were confident that they would be able to recognize if their child was in an abusive relationship, 58% could not identify the signs of abuse.
Only a third of teens in abusive relationships have told anyone about the violence.
According to the CDC 2013 National Youth Behavior Survey, one in three young people have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence.