Dating violence in the news
In 2017 alone, 7 percent of high schoolers said they had experienced sexual violence by a dating partner, and 8 percent reported physical violence, according to C. Include psychological abuse, and these numbers rise significantly.
More than 60 percent of adolescents who date (both boys and girls) said they had experienced physical, sexual or psychological abuse from a partner, according to the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence published in 2016. Megan Bair-Merritt, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine who wrote an editorial to accompany the study, says it’s important for adults to foster open and honest conversations about relationships with the children in their lives, even before they start dating.
"Teen dating violence is down, but boys still report more violence than girls, British Columbia study finds." Science Daily. A program aimed at reducing violence against women and girls by focusing on positive expressions of masculinity changed the attitudes of middle school boys who may have been prone to harassment and ...
The fact that teenagers are grappling with intimate partner violence might be surprising, but it’s actually incredibly common. “That translates to a huge number of adolescents,” said Adhia, a researcher at the University of Washington School of Medicine.Dating violence among teenagers has the potential to lead to death, she went on, and girls are at the highest risk.