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 one in five teenage girls had been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
You may find yourself cutting ties with friends to avoid arguments. The less people you see, the more influence the abuser can exercise over you. How do you know that you have a healthy relationship?
While many adults have become aware of the prevalence of teen dating abuse and violence, few realize that preteen girls (and boys) are also victims -- and that the earlier they become sexually active, the more likely tweens will experience abuse and violence throughout their teen and young adult years.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.
Dating abuse crosses all age groups, races, cultures, religions, educational and employment backgrounds.
is manipulation by your partner to dictate who you see, and meet, even who you email, and text.
TRUE or FALSE 5) Using alcohol or drugs is a cause of dating violence.
TRUE or FALSE 6) If the police are called when dating violence is committed, the victim has to press charges for an arrest to occur.