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.
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