Teen dating stats
Furthermore, most of intimate violence occurs in the victim’s home.In fact, CTDB reports that the chance does not differ significantly for male and female high school students of being hurt by a dating partner, although they further report that physical harm caused by female students is more often defensive.This is the age when young people develop their own ideas about what is, and what is not appropriate relationship behavior -- Don't let these statistics become the acceptable definition.The more you know, the more you can help create a future without violence.Want to stay up to date on new programs and initiatives to end teen dating abuse? While the percentage of teens who aren’t dating has risen in the ten years leading up to 2004, according to the Child Trends Data Bank (CTDB), many teens do date, and in 2005 1 in 11 high school students, CTDB reports, was the victim of dating violence.
When we refer to “teen daters,” “teens with relationship experience” or “teens with dating experience” we are referring to this roughly one-third of teenagers who are currently in some type of relationship or have been at some point in the past.
Talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.
CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.
Teens who are victims in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college and throughout their lifetimes.
Teaching healthy relationship skills and changing norms about violence can help prevent teen dating violence.