High school dating violence statistics
Your child sees violence in their school everyday; many teens are using drugs and alcohol and become very depressed.
This can be dangerous because they are not thinking clearly and may bring a gun or knife to school.
The longer a child lives in this type of environment, the more violent they may become.
Teens also see violence in their homes, they may see one parent beaten and abused by the other, and sometimes one of the parents may be guilty of beating their teen.
Every student, parent and teacher needs to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence in the US.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.
College students are not equipped to deal with dating abuse – 57% say it is difficult to identify and 58% say they don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it.