Teen Dating Violence: Warning Signs

Dating violence expert Jill Murray offers ways to avoid abusive relationships.

ByABC News
June 8, 2009, 11:29 AM

June 26, 2009— -- Expert on domestic and teen dating violence Jill Murray, offers advice for parents on how to spot warning signs of emotional and physical abuse and ways for teens to avoid abusive behavior in relationships.

1. Stay away from boys who put you down, talk negatively about women, or drink and/or use drugs.

2. Don't get involved with a boy who doesn't ask for your opinion or doesn't respect your or your decisions.

3. Set sexual limits and communicate them clearly. Most teenage boys say, "I'll go as far as the girl will let me."

4. Stay sober in social situations.