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Adolescent dating statistics

The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center released a 2013 study examining the role technology plays in teen dating abuse.

Young teens often do not realize that this kind of control is abusive.

The new study, conducted by Urban Institute researchers Janine Zweig and Meredith Dank, gives insight into the methods perpetrators use, who the victims are, and when the abuse is carried out.

“New technologies–social networking sites, texts, cell phones, and emails–have given abusers another way to control, degrade, and frighten their partners,” Zweig stated.

Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are at greatest risk of becoming teen dating abuse victims.

Dating violence is defined as a pattern of controlling or abusive behaviors perpetrated by a current or former dating partner.

Statistics show that 72% of students in 8th and 9th grades are in dating relationships.

Teens use abuse to manipulate and control the other person in the relationship through behaviors ranging from intimidation to severe physical and sexual abuse.

Physical harm caused to a victim’s person or property.