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News articles about dating violence

Teens told the researchers that sometimes they didn’t step in because they wanted to avoid fanning the flames of teenage drama.

Girls were more likely than boys to intervene, and students who had themselves been victims of sexual violence or dating aggression were more likely to intervene than students without that personal history.

Unfortunately, the early years are also a time when dating violence can begin -- and it's more widespread than you may think.

In fact, one in three high school students experience some form of abuse from a dating partner.

Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.

A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.

Teens were also more likely to intervene when they saw aggressive behavior in real life, as opposed to on social media.

You can’t stop a fight on Facebook, one teen said, because it’s not like you’re going to drive to someone’s house and turn off the computer.

Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.