Do you realize how common teen dating violence is? Look at these stats below:
- One in three female teens in a dating relationship report having feared for their safety.
- About 30% of teens in a dating relationship have been text-messaged 10, 20 or 30 times an hour by a partner finding out where they are.
- One in five teens in a serious relationship report having been hit, slapped or pushed by a partner.
- One in four girls in a relationship report having been pressured to go further sexually than they really wanted.
**Source: Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Institute
Take the time to speak with your teen about violence. If it’s not happening to them it’s happening to someone they know.