With teen dating violence, another dimension is added: digital abuse.
Also, for many teens the abusive relationship may be their first dating experience and have never had a "normal" dating experience with which to compare it. id=10434&state_code=GE Women's Law] ome Types of Abuse* - repeated phone calls, text messages or other forms of communication U. Statistics of Dating Violence for Teens and Preteens* 20% of children between the ages of 11 and 14 say their friends are victims of dating violence [National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, July 2008  ] * 40% of children between the ages of 11 and 14 in relationships know friends who are verbally abused [ibid] * 34% of teens that are sexually active by age 15 have been physically abused [ibid] * 20% of all teens in relationships have been physically abused [ibid] * 33% of all teens have been affected by Teen Dating Violence [Liz Claiborne, Conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, February 2005] * Teenagers are victimized by dating violence at a higher rate than adults [Jay G.Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.It can be verbal or physical and sometimes, as in the case of Wayland, Mass., teen Lauren Astley, it can end in death. Researchers estimate that one in three young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 has experienced some form of dating violence.Just last month, a male student at Oak Park-River Forest High School ranked 50 female students on a list -- which included alleged sexual activity, ratings of body parts and other traits -- and posted it on Facebook.And one in three teens say they are text messaged up to 30 times an hour by a dating partner to find out where they are, what they're doing or who they're with.