Dangers of dating violence
And while you may think girls are less violent, this study showed girls reported violent behavior equivalent to what the boys reported.These alarming statistics show that dating violence is much too common of an occurrence with both boys and girls today.Misuse of technology is another problem plaguing our youth today.Between social media, texts, cell phones, and other communication apps, dating abuse can become a vicious cycle that never ends.The rapidly growing awareness of TDV presents an opportunity for judges, courts, and court-related professionals to protect victims, intervene with perpetrators, and educate the communities they serve on their role in prevention.The teen years are a period of peak learning capacity and potential for change. " Bethany picked up a picture of her friends taken the summer before she started dating Brad. They tried to warn her that Brad was no good for her, but she thought she was in love, she thought she could save him... In the past shame and humiliation had kept her from telling someone, but Bethany couldn't carry the burden any longer, it was too heavy. Pulling up her shirt sleeve, Bethany looked at the fresh bruise that marked her delicate skin, his mark..always left his mark...
It is also important to note that teens may have difficulty recognizing that they are being abused.In a National survey, 9.4 percent of high school students reported being hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend within 12 months prior to the survey.Approximately 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who were victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by a partner, first experienced some kind of dating violence between the ages of 11 and 17 years.Unchecked TDV can entrench a lifetime pattern of perpetration by abusers and acceptance of abuse by victims.TDV encompasses a broad range of abusive behaviors perpetrated in relationships between teenagers aged 11-19.
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