Domestic violence is not a problem just for adults. Teens experience domestic violence in their
relationships, too. It is not just dangerous, it is devastating to your health and safety. Here are some important facts:
*One in three teens experience some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships, including
verbal and emotional abuse.
*40% of teenage girls, ages 14 to 17, know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by
*Nearly 80% of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue
to date their abuser.
*1 in 4 teenage girls who have been in relationships reveal they have been pressured to
perform oral sex or engage in intercourse.
The effects of dating violence are long-lasting. Teens who experience abuse in relationships act out exhibiting higher rates of drug abuse, school drop-out, high-risk sexual behavior, acts of violence and suicide.