Almost one-third of teen relationships involve abuse.
After his daughter, Jennifer Ann, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend in 2006, Drew Crecente wondered what he could do to raise awareness about teen dating violence.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.Boys injure girls more, are more likely to punch their partner and are more likely to force them to participate in unwanted sexual activity. According to Breakthe Cycle.org, nearly half of students who experience dating violence say some of the abuse took place on school grounds.Some teen victims experience violence occasionally. Studies indicate that teen victims of dating violence: As an educator, you have likely seen the effects of dating abuse on some of your students.