Several studies have found that about 20-30% of teens have experienced physical or sexual violence in a dating relationship. When verbal and emotional violence are included, percentages are much higher.
The findings also showed that those who experienced some form of dating violence also had a higher prevalence of other health risks like drinking alcohol, using drugs or thinking about suicide.
Future research should look at the frequency of violence in teen dating relationships and how that may harm teens' health, the researchers conclude.
And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.
While it may seem easier to let your teen shake you loose, hang on. Right now, your teen is forming relationships that set the stage for future relationships.
For boys, about 4% reported experiencing physical violence, 3% experienced sexual violence and 10% experienced any type.
Though girls were more likely to experience violence, the numbers show dating assaults affect young boys as well.Dynamics The abusive behaviors that occur in teen dating violence are similar to those that occur in adult domestic violence, but teen dating violence has unique dynamics. It may be more difficult for teens to recognize abuse because they have less relationship experience. Dating Violence and If You Are a Victim of Teen Dating Violence. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Teen dating violence is a serious violation that can affect a young person's safety, development, and sense of comfort.Perpetrated by a current or past intimate partner, dating violence takes many forms, including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and can occur in person or through electronic communication and social media. D., former State Specialist, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri Extension Frequency Dating violence affects many teens today.