Dating violence essay
Statistics indicate that a majority of reported cases of teen dating violence involve male-on-female violence.
One in five teenage girls is a victim of dating violence.
Dating violence occurs in the intimate relationships of persons in a range of ages, from the preteen years through adulthood.
The winning entry, “Cry for Help,” was submitted by a group of students from Somerville High School in Massachusetts.
Second, once they recognize the abuse, teenagers are less likely to disclose the abuse to anyone due to fear that disclosure may lead to backlash by their peers and/or legal guardians.
Most state laws require teens to obtain parental consent to services and mandate agencies and certain professionals to report any abuse that comes to their attention.
In addition, one in three teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been “hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt” by their dating partner.
Abusive relationships can occur in person and/or electronically with current or former dating partners.