Blind Tyranny

The harsh reality of teen violence and abuse…

1. Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with.
2. Teens who suffer dating abuse are subject to long-term consequences like alcoholism, eating disorders, promiscuity, thoughts of suicide, and violent behavior.
3. 1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship.
4. 33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
5. In the U.S., 25% of high school girls have been abused physically or sexually.
6. Females between the ages of 16 and 24 are roughly 3 times more likely than the rest of the population to be abused by an intimate partner.
7. 8 States in the U.S. do not consider a violent dating relationship domestic abuse.
8. Violent behavior often begins between 6th and 12th grade. 72% of 13 and 14-year-olds are “dating.”
9. 50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide.
10. Only 1/3 of the teens who were involved in an abusive relationship confide in someone about the violence.
It is time to be the change and that starts by raising awareness about teen violence and abuse! Give a voice to those who are not heard…

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