Parent need to talk with teenagers about teen dating violence and abuse.

Do you realize how common teen dating violence is?  Look at these stats below:

  1. One in three female teens in a dating relationship report having feared for their safety.
  2. 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.
  3. One in five teens in a serious relationship report having been hit, slapped or pushed by a partner.
  4. 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.

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