According to a national survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center, teen victims of dating violence are overwhelmingly more likely to have been victims of other forms of violence, such as sexual violence and child abuse.
It can occur not just in person, but online and electronically as well, both by a current or ex-dating partner.
If you think you may be a victim of teen dating violence, seek the help of a trusted family member or mentor.
And the portion who had tried alcohol plummeted from 93 percent between 19 to 67 percent between 20.
Teens have also reported a steady decline in sexual activity in recent decades, as the portion of high school students who have had sex fell from 54 percent in 1991 to 41 percent in 2015, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics."People say, 'Oh, it's because teenagers are more responsible, or more lazy, or more boring,' but they're missing the larger trend," said Jean Twenge, lead author of the study, which drew on seven large time-lag surveys of Americans.
He was a football star and she was a beautiful cheerleader with straight ‘A’s.