Facts and statistics about dating violence
They also want to know the negative impact of the abuse.The study finds out that 32 male adolescents are involved with emotional, physical and sexual violence on their partners.FACT: Teen dating violence is as common as domestic violence in adult relationships.A 2001 study of high school students conducted by Harvard University found that 1 in 5 teenage girls had been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner FACT: Research shows that teen girls are not as likely to be as abusive as teen boys.Adults and adolescents do not realize that dating violence is also experienced by teenagers.It is reported by CDC or Disease Control and Prevention.A CDC survey found that 10% of high school students had been physically hurt by a dating partner on purpose within the past year. Sexual violence was even more common, with 11% of students reporting being forced to do something sexual within the past year by a dating partner.Again, more girls (16%) reported this than boys (5%).
Pre-teens and teens are forming ideas about relationships that can last a lifetime.
According to loveisrespect.org, teens stay in abusive relationships for many reasons: These statistics are particularly troubling given the lasting impact dating abuse can have on victims.
Students that had been abused by a partner were more likely than those that hadn’t to report being bullied on school grounds and missing school because they felt unsafe.
For more information, please see our resource guide on teen dating abuse.
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