Facts on teenage dating violence
Let's learn some facts.• According to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, almost 1.5 million high school students across the country have experienced physical abuse from their partner.• Girls and young women between the age of 16 to 24 go through the highest rate of dating violence.
Most parents might find this unbelievable, but almost 72% of eighth and ninth graders are dating.
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.
Sometimes, an abuser may even use technology as a means to control or demean his/her partner.
TRUE or FALSE 2) Girls who stay in abusive relationships have no one to blame but themselves.
TRUE or FALSE 3) Dating violence happens mostly to females.
So, all the teens out there, just remember that physical and sexual violence is illegal, and can put you behind bars.
Also, if you know someone who is a victim of teenage dating violence, encourage that person to get help or at least speak to an adult at home to get some closure.
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There are many active programs that aim to change the attitude and behavior linked with teenage dating violence.