Facts on teenage dating violence
TRUE or FALSE 6) If the police are called when dating violence is committed, the victim has to press charges for an arrest to occur.
TRUE or FALSE 7) Dating violence happens mostly to teenagers who provoke it.
Let's learn some facts.• According to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, almost 1.5 million high school students across the country have experienced physical abuse from their partner.• Girls and young women between the age of 16 to 24 go through the highest rate of dating violence.
Also, if you know someone who is a victim of teenage dating violence, encourage that person to get help or at least speak to an adult at home to get some closure.In most cases, the victim blames himself/herself for the mistreatment he/she gets.Physical, emotional abuse gradually develops in a relationship, and most teens want to remain oblivious to the fact that their partner is abusing them.They are at a high risk of abusing drugs and alcohol, and some might even develop eating disorders, or try to attempt suicide.It is extremely important to educate the young youth about dating violence.
TRUE or FALSE 8) Teenagers frequently will tell someone about dating violence when it happens to them.