Teen Dating Violence
Teen Dating Violence, Dating Violence and (Teen) Dating Abuse are fabricated terms, used by American charities (such as Break the Cycle), NGOs and mainstream media to insinuate that intimate teen-teen relationships are inherently pathological. Proponents seek the passing of finely-tuned laws to deal with this alleged problem. Such laws would justify the existence and funding of NGOs and further policing of teenage relationships in America.
The term only entered popular use in 2008.