The signs aren’t always obvious, especially in the era of social media.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2015.
The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77MB,180Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
For high school males, more than 7% reported physical violence and about 5% reported sexual violence from a dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
We hope the website and brochure will help you learn more about the issues surrounding teen dating violence.
The resources and information are a first step in the education on this important issue.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.