Teen Dating Violence Facts:
Nearly 21% of female high school students and 13.4% of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
Almost 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically abused by dating partners every year.
A 2013 study of 10th graders found that 35% had either been physically or verbally abused, while 31% were perpetrators of physical or verbal abuse.
10% of teenage students in dating relationships were coerced into sexual intercourse during the previous year.
25% of teens in relationships were victims of cyber dating abuse, according to one study. Female were twice as likely to be victims as males.
57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship.
Only 33% of teenage dating abuse victims ever told anyone about it.
Reblogged (in part) from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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If you think you are being abused by someone, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE for confidential, anonymous help.
12/11/2017 03:42:45 am
Parents should keep the communication with their kids or teens open. That’s the most important rule for keeping them safe. They should be aware of the signs of dating violence and should educate their kids of the harmful effects of dating violence which could range from suffering from depression all the way to doing poorly in school.
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