The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.
Date violence and date rape among adolescents: Associations with disordered eating behaviors and psychological health.
Teen dating violence is similar to adult relationship violence.
It includes hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling, and other forms of verbal, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse.
about 10 percent of high school students reported experiencing physical or sexual dating violence.
Partner violence among adolescents in opposite-sex romantic relationships: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.
A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of physical dating violence within the past year and can increase the risk of physical injury, poor academic performance, binge drinking, suicide attempts, unhealthy sexual behaviors, substance abuse, negative body image and self-esteem, and violence in future relationships.
While 29 percent of heterosexual youth surveyed reported being physically abused by dating partners, for example, 42.8 percent of LGB youth reported the same.
The rates of sexual victimization for LGB respondents was 23.2 percent, nearly double that of heterosexual youth, of whom 12.3 percent reported sexual coercion.