Dating Violence 101
Dating abuse is a serious health concern for many students:
- One in three high school students will be involved in an abusive relationship.
- Forty-five percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
- Nearly 80% of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser.
- Both girls and boys can be abused by a dating partner and both girls and boys can be abusers.