A 2001 study of high school students conducted by Harvard University found that one in five teenage girls had been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.Research shows that teen girls are not as likely to be as abusive as teen boys. Fact: More than 1 in 10 young adults experience physical violence in their dating relationships.Myth: Jealousy and possessiveness are a sign of true love.Former boyfriend Daniel Byrd was lying in wait as Kaity walked home from school that day.
Students from Ridge View High School in Columbia recently testified before a Statehouse panel supporting legislation that better defines teen dating violence."Statistics show that one in three teenagers will experience teenage dating violence," Ridge View student Micayla Hayden told members of the Senate."This means out of the eight teenagers in our group here today, at least two of us will be physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a dating partner, friend or acquaintance."The school's focus on abuse started out as a project for a group of students after the murder of Rock Hill 18-year-old Sierra Landry. Landry was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend, Tanner Crolley, in 2013.Fact: Jealousy and possessiveness are a sign that the person sees you as a possession. Myth: Teen dating violence isn’t really that serious.Fact: Thirty percent of all women who are murdered in this country are killed by their husband or boyfriend.The Texas House debates a property tax bill on Saturday, Aug. (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb) " data-medium-file="https://lintvkxan.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/housesb1.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://lintvkxan.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/housesb1.jpg? Teen dating violence is as common as domestic violence in adult relationships.(NCAVP, 2001; Dahir, 1999) However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.