National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Information for parents and students to use during February's National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Teen Dating Violence
Prevention and Awareness Month
72% of eighth and ninth graders are “dating”
Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
1 in 3 girls is a victim of physical, emotional or
verbal abuse from a dating partner
In a single year, nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical
26% of teen girls report repeated verbal abuse
Dating abuse can mean many things, and it’s not always physical.
1 in 3 teens who have been in a relationship (30%) say
they’ve been text messaged 10, 20, or 30 times an hour
by a partner finding out where they are, what they’re
doing, or who they’re with
You have no responsibility to your dating partner for where you are or
who you hang out with in your free time.
1 in 10 teens report that a partner has shared
private or embarrassing pictures/videos
It is illegal to take and send a naked photo of yourself under the age of
58% of rape victims report being raped
between the ages of 12-24
84% of all rape victims know the person that raped them.
Teen Dating Violence can put the victims at higher
risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky
sexual behavior and further Domestic Violence
Teen dating violence has long-lasting effects beyond the initial
Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive
relationship told anyone about the abuse
If you or a friend is in an abusive relationship, please talk to someone.
Resource information is available on the next slide.
Jane B. Conn, VFC Director
Megan Crouch, VFC Prevention Education Coordinator
Pat Clark, VFC Prevention Education Specialist
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
National Teen Dating Violence Helpline
Find us at:
Crisis Hotline: 1-888-860-4084
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