Dating has changed in dangerous and lethal ways for this new generation of teenagers. 75% of 7th graders report they are dating. This early dating experience forms the foundation for all of their future intimate relationships.
Teens of all ages, boys and girls, rich and poor, gay and straight, can be harmed by dating abuse. Dating Violence affects everyone equally
ONE in THREE teens report they are experiencing, physical, digital, emotional or digital dating violence daily. MOST never ask for help from a friend, parent or school staff member.
Up to 87% of this abuse occurs on school grounds.
It impacts a teens emotional health, safety, learning, grades and school attendance. But more importantly erodes a teens sense of self-worth.
Research indicates-teens who experience dating abuse are:
- 5 times more likely to be depressed
- 15 times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol
- 12 times more likely to attempt suicide
By ensuring that our teens first relationships are healthy ones, we can help young people detect and prevent relationship violence throughout their lives.
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