Facts about teenage dating violence

08-Sep-2016 03:08 by 4 Comments

Facts about teenage dating violence

A pattern of put-downs, name-calling, yelling, or threats leveled against a dating partner.

This also includes sexual contact with a partner who is intoxicated or drugged and unable to give clear and informed consent.

Teen boys are far more likely to initiate violence and teen girls are more likely to be violent in a case of self-defense.

Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.

Statistics show that 72% of students in 8th and 9th grades are in dating relationships.

Teens use abuse to manipulate and control the other person in the relationship through behaviors ranging from intimidation to severe physical and sexual abuse.

Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.

Teen dating violence and sexual assault is estimated to occur between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth at about the same rate as in straight teen relationships.Read our article “It’s a teen issue” to learn more about what Teen Dating Violence looks like.Just Say YES provides programs that not only present the dangerous facts about teen dating violence, but take one step further to equip students to make better decisions.They feel flattered that the abuser wants them all to himself and don’t realize until later the psychological damage inflicted by this behavior.It’s usually necessary for friends or family to point out to the victim that the relationship is not healthy. This can come through aggressive behavior, such as punching a wall, or maintaining a threatening proximity to the victim. The immediate scenario that pops into your head is likely not a teen or pre-teen couple.

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