Teen ‘dating’ abuse

Teen ‘dating’ abuse

Domestic abuse is not limited to adults; there is an increasing awareness of domestic violence within teen relationships.

  • 1 in 5 teenage girls have been assaulted by a boyfriend.
  • Young women are more likely to experience sexual violence then other age groups.
  • Young women with older partners are at increased risk of victimisation.
  • Recent surveys (including Zero Tolerance and End Violence Against Women campaign) reveal that approximately 40% of our young people are already being subjected to relationship abuse in their teenage years.