Are you aware of the facts about Teen Dating Abuse?
One in three teens will be a victim of dating abuse
–Did you know?
- Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about it.
Teen victims of dating violence are more likely to abuse drugs, have eating disorders, and attempt suicide.
A recent survey of schools found there were an estimated 4,000 incidents of rape or other types of sexual assault in public schools across the country. And this was in just one academic year!
In a study of gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents, youths involved in same-sex dating are just as likely to experience dating violence as youths involved in opposite sex dating.
One third of high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.
Dating violence is the leading cause of injury to young women.
Nearly one quarter of girls who have been in a relationship reported going further sexually than they wanted as a result of pressure.
About 40% of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
Approximately 68% of young women rape victims knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance.
Six out of ten rapes of young women occur in their own home or a friend or relative’s home, not in a dark alley.
Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.
From Do Something.org 2009<br>
Additional Resources for Teens and Their parents:
What is your parenting style? Take the quiz and see….click here
How about your teen’s free time….for a quiz, click here…
Conversation tips for your teens….click here
TEEN DATING ABUSE LINKS….
Need More Information?
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse: 1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)