Partents of teen dating violence

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A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.

In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.

A pattern does not have to occur for it to be considered dating violence – one incidence of violence is abuse and it is one too many.

Warning signs of dating violence are similar to those seen in adults.

If you think your son or daughter may be controlling, abusive, or violent with his or her partner, tell your child that abuse and violence are NOT acceptable and that violence will not solve problems.

Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.

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