Teen dating violence is normally influenced by how teenagers view themselves and others. Because teenagers are typically inexperienced with relationships, have “romantic” views of love, and seek independence from parents, dating violence often remains hidden.
Statistics show that one in three adolescents in the U.S. has experienced some type of violence in a dating relationship. In order to build better relationships, young adults need to be educated on domestic and dating violence, understand that they have choices, and believe they are valuable people who deserve to be treated with respect.
Who is affected by domestic violence?
It is hard to know exactly how common domestic violence is because it's often not reported.
But we do know that anyone can be affected by it. Domestic violence can happen to men or women of all different ages. It affects people with all levels of income and education.