“RED FLAG” Behaviors

Teens should be aware of “RED FLAG” behaviors that might mean that the relationship is not healthy.

  • Extreme jealousy (acting angry when you spend time with other friends or family)
  • Controlling behavior (wanting you to answer all their calls and texts immediately)
  • Isolating behavior (wanting you to spend all your time with them)
  • Emotional and verbal abuse (putting you down and making you feel afraid to be yourself)
  • Threats and anger (Extreme anger with threats of hurting you, someone you love, or themselves)
  • Destruction of Property (breaking your phone or other possessions that are meaningful to you)
  • Physical abuse (hitting, grabbing, slapping, kicking, choking, or punching you)