Statistics for dating abuse
Any sexual contact that is not 100% consensual, including any type of pressure or coercion that leads to sexual activity, oral sex, touching or kissing that is unwanted by the victim.
This includes hacking a partner’s email account or going through their phone to keep track of who they’re talking to, harassing or threatening via social media, pressuring a girlfriend or sext, or sending repeated and unwanted calls or text messages.
Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are at greatest risk of becoming teen dating abuse victims.
Dating violence is defined as a pattern of controlling or abusive behaviors perpetrated by a current or former dating partner.
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Abusers can be male or female, and experts are seeing these patterns of behavior in younger and younger students as pre-teens and elementary students engage in dating relationships before developing healthy relationship skills and boundaries.