Warning signs of teen dating violence

More On: bullying, dating violence and teenagers, healthy vs.unhealthy relationships, Media & marketing, Self esteem & body image, Sexuality, Societal Issues, Teen dating violence, Teen health, Texting & cellphones, warning signs your teen may be in an abusive relationship The suburb of Wayland, MA, was stripped of its quiet, small town image this week when an 18-year-old resident was found violently murdered in a local marsh.Do not try to "rescue" your friend or be a hero and try to handle the situation on your own.It’s natural for kids to become a bit more secretive during their teen years.But what if you suspect that something unhealthy or even dangerous is happening to your teen?

Listen without judging, condemning, or giving unwanted advice.Domestic violence is an issue that is often swept under the rug, even by adults.Teen dating violence is not only kept a secret by the victims, it is also likely to go unreported to authorities.The suspected killer is another 18-year-old Wayland resident, and the victim’s former boyfriend.“I did know [the victim] and the alleged assailant, and people are very, very sad and confused,” Wayland High Principal Pat Tutwiler told the Boston Herald.