Teens report an even higher occurrence of abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse; the most common abusive behavior experience is controlling behavior (47%), physical/sexual (29%) and tech (24%). Threats of suicide or self-harm is the leading reason why a college student who is an abused partner stays in the relationship (24%).
The next most common reasons are afraid of losing friends (20%) and dependent on abuser financially (12%). Conducted by Knowledge Networks, (December 2010), “College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll”.
Teens that have witnessed violence within their own family are 50% more likely to be involved in an abusive relationship themselves. Violent relationships in formative years can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors and further domestic violence. Dating Violence and Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adolescent Females.
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Dating violence can cause serious harm to your body and your emotions. Return to top In the United States, teens and young women experience the highest rates of relationship violence.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
The term “dating” violence typically refers to “younger” people who are not married.A lot of domestic violence focus is on adult relationships, yet the most common age in which intimate partner violence first occurs is 18-24 years old for both women and men.For women, the next most common age is 11-17 years old.Kids are most likely to talk about it with their friends rather than their parents, so if you are a parent make sure to read these articles about Children and Teen violence.43% of college women report experiencing abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse; the most common abusive behavior experience is controlling behavior (32%), physical (22%) and sexual (22%). Conducted by Knowledge Networks, (December 2010), “College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll”. Conducted by Tru Insight, (June 2009), “Teen Dating Abuse Report”.