Teen Dating Violence & Rape

Kylie Robyn Walz

Peers/Media


  • 1 of 3 teenagers will have experienced physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual abuse.
  • More than 25% of dating teens have been threatened or harassed by their "loved one" using online or using texts.
  • Some teens have their personal facebook, twitter, etc. hacked and are pressured into sending naked photos of themselves.
  • More than half of physical abuse range from choking and scratching. One-third said they were forced to perform sexual acts, which they did not want to.
  • The "New York Post" published article basically stating that the editorial goes on to make a clear distinction between what views as "real" rape-a violent, criminal assault against a woman.
  • Violence include assault, sexual harassment, and homicide(murder).
  • Younger victims ages range from 15-19.




Dating Violence/Rape in Schools

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students have experienced physical violence at the hands of their dating partner.
  • Young girls often do not know how to escape an abusive relationship. More schools are providing programs to teach the warning signs of abusive relationships & provide the tools they need to leave a violent and controlling partner.
  • Mary Koss studied a survey on college women and found out that 27% of the college women have experienced a sexual encounter that met legal definition of rapeor attempted rape.
  • In addition, Koss foundthat 80% of these incidents were committed by a peer or someone that they knew/know.


More Interesting Facts

  • In the new nationwide survey, including 1,058 youth aging 14-20, 41% of girls and 37% of boys said they'd been victims of dating abuse; 35% of girls and 29% of boys said they'd been physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a partner.
  • Girls are more likely to be abused than boys. Boys are "more likely" to abuse women.
  • In 2012, 94% of abuse victims were women and 6% were men.


Works Cited Page

Duret, Daphne. "High School Dating Violence on the Rise." Palm Beach Post. 14 Nov 2012: A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 25 Oct 2013.

St. George, Donna. "Dating Abuse Now Digital, Teens Report." Washington Post. 22 Feb 2013: A.7. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 25 Oct 2013.

"Introduction to Date Rape: At Issue." Date Rape. Ed. James Haley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.

Bielski, Zosia. "Dating violence on the rise." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 8 June 2012: L2. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.

Bielski, Zosia. "Dating violence on the rise." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 8 June 2012: L2. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.

Painter, Kim. "Dating Abuse Common, Complex." USA TODAY. 31 Jul 2013: A.3. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 25 Oct 2013.

"How To Recognize Signs Of Teen Dating Violence." How To Recognize Signs Of Teen Dating Violence RSS 20. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.

"Teen Dating Violence." Teen Dating Violence. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.

"Kiwi Commons | Page 3." Kiwi Commons. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.

"Teen Dating Violence: Are Your Kids at Risk? (Part 1)." Examiner.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.

"Teens Gather to Protest Dating Violence."StamfordAdvocate. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.