Violence in teen dating relationships is widespread and has long-lasting effects. The severity of violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
• Nearly 1.5 million
high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
• One in three
adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
• One in 10
high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.