We argued sometimes, but not anything more than little teenage spats. I was not allowed to sit in the band hall with my friends at lunch anymore.I was barely allowed to have friends at all - all of the girls I hung out with since middle school were suddenly "sluts," "whores," "bad influences," etc.But you recently hear a scary statistic about teen dating violence.Every one out of three youth in America are victims of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. It’s the emotional and verbal kind that are harder to spot.He checked on me while I was in class - peering through windows, making me arrange to get out of class at certain times to "check in" with him, telling me that I had to write him one one-page note per period so I "kept my mind on him." He monitored my pager for any unfamiliar numbers that might have paged me.
This abuse includes being hit, slapped, or purposefully hurt.
Verizon supports a broad range of programs that include: training health care practitioners and first responders about screening for signs of abuse; engaging men as role models and advocates for prevention; educating teens about preventing dating violence; and providing resources for domestic prevention organizations and survivors.
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In a nationwide survey by the Centers for Disease Control, 10% of high school students reported being physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend.