This study reveals that the digital realm is one part of a broader universe in which teens meet, date and break up with romantic partners.
Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.
In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.
A cute boy he’d hung out with a few times back in the city was in area for the weekend as well, and Jack seemed determined to send him the perfect shirtless selfie.
He scaled a bank of dirt and engaged in a prolonged face-off with his phone camera, trying to capture the ideal ratio of shadow to light.
A majority of teens with dating experience (76%) say they have only dated people they met via offline methods.
One-quarter (24%) of teen “daters” or roughly 8% of all teens have dated or hooked up with someone they first met online.
In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.
In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.
Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.