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Teen Dating Violence Resources

DID YOU KNOW....

  • 8.9% of Delaware high school students have experienced physical dating violence.

  • 10.4% of Delaware high school students have experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.

  • Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18>

  • 81% of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.

  • Half of youth who have been victims of both dating violence and rape attempt suicide, compared to 12.5% of non-abused girls and 5.4% of non-abused boys.

  • One in three (36%) dating college students has given a dating partner their computer, email or social network passwords and these students are more likely to experience digital dating abuse.

  • (Sources: Delaware YRBS 2013 and LoveIsRespect.org)