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Feb. 1, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Compton

Teen Violence

Muriel Zimmerman, of the Children and Family Center in Maryville, says much of today's dating violence occurs through technology such as text messages and Facebook. The most common forms of dating viiolence are name calling, embarassing a partner in the presence of others, and creating rumors. Common signs that teen dating violence is occuring are low self esteem, large age differences between partners, becoming withdrawn, and the want to have a large number of social friends. You can call the teen dating violence hotline at 660-562-2320.