Teen dating abuse graphs
One third of adolescents have experienced physical, emotional, sexual, and/or verbal abuse by a dating partner.The dynamics of power and control in a teen dating relationship can be just as dangerous as those found in an adult relationship.All too often these examples suggest violence in a relationship is ok. Welcome to Do Something.org, a global movement of 5.5 million young people making positive change, online and off! The 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), a national survey of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, collected reports of lifetime intimate partner violence from a random sample of women and men 18 and older.Figure 1 shows the age that women first reported experiencing intimate partner violence, for those women who had reported sexual violence including rape, physical violence, psychological violence, or stalking in their lifetime.Respondents represent only those who reported experiencing intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by their relationship experiences.No two relationships are the same – what is unhealthy in one relationship may be abusive in the next.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Of these women, 69.5 percent reported experiencing intimate partner violence for the first time under the age of 24.Note: Intimate Partner Violence includes any form of physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, psychological aggression, and control of reproductive or sexual health.