Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantical involved with.
Teens who suffer dating abuse are subject to long-term consequences like alcoholism, eating disorders, promiscuity, thoughts of suicide, and violent behavior.
1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. A lack of alternative housing often leads women to stay in or return to violent relationships. Collect used cell phones to benefit domestic violence programs.
33% of adolescents in America are vicitm to sexual, physical,verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
In the U.S. 25% of high school girls have been abused physical or sexually. Teen girls who are abused this way are 6 times more likely to become pregnant or contract a sexually transmitted infection.
Females between the ages of 16 and 24 are roughly 3 times more likely than the rest of the population to be abused by an intimate partner.
Violent behavior often begins between 6th and 12th grade. 72% of 13 and 14 year olds are "dating".
50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to committ suicide.
Teens who have been abused hesitate to seek help because they do not want to expose themselves or are unaware of the laws surrounding domestic violence.