While 55% of parents have some form of conversation about the issue, with 1 in 3 teens involved in dating violence, that is not a high enough percentage.
It was like she was living inside her worst nightmare.
In this form of relationship bullying can occur during face-to-face encounters and electronically.
They were twice as likely to be physically abused, 2.5 times as likely to be psychologically abused, and 5 times as likely to be sexually coerced.
A scary finding was that both boys and girls justify violent actions in which it is okay to hit their dating partner.
No longer can young people see violence as a means to express and communicate with each another; especially one they claim to care about. Teach your teen to reciprocate what he or she has learned from you in his or her relationships.
Together we can help find peace in our homes and in our communities.
Just like with bullying, the use of technology makes escaping an abusive partner difficult and it can continue 24/7.
If not deterred early, victims can suffer from long-term effects, such as: • decline in academic performance • susceptibility to alcohol or drug use • depression • self-harm • suicide attempts • future relationships with abusive partners What the Statistics say about Teen Dating Violence One in three American youths between the ages of 14 and 20 years have been victims of teen violence or have been violent toward a date (American Psychological Association's 121st Annual Convention).
Resources: • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • National Dating Abuse Helpline • Love is Respect • The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.
Many teens — and even middle schoolers — are discovering the dark side of dating.
In a study by the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center 1 in 4 teens had been abused or harassed online or through texts by their dating partners.