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Teen Dating Violence

The Hard Truth

  • Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend has threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a break-up.*
  • 1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner.*
  • 68% of teens regard boyfriends and girlfriends spreading rumors about a dating partner to be a serious problem.

*Teenage Research Unlimited for Liz Claiborne Inc., February 2005