Knowledge is power. Know the facts, and don’t become one of the statistics.
- More than 1 out of every 4 teens (25%) report experiencing verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse during a dating relationship.
- Nearly 1 in 4 teens has been victimized through technology. (Liz Claiborne, 2009*)
- Nearly 1 in 2 teens in relationships reports being controlled, threatened or pressured to do things they did not want to do. (Liz Claiborne, 2009*)
- Nearly 80% of girls who have been physically abused in their dating relationships continue to date their abusers. (Liz Claiborne, 2006*).
- More guys (32%) than girls (25%) reported that it’s okay for a significant other to be really jealous at times during a relationship. (Liz Claiborne, 2006*)
- One in five 13-14 year olds in relationships (20%) said they know friends and peers who have been struck in anger (kicked, hit, slapped, or punched) by a boyfriend or girlfriend. (Liz Claiborne, 2008*)
- Three out of five (61%) said that they’ve had a boyfriend or girlfriend who made them feel bad or embarrassed about themselves. (Liz Claiborne)
- Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group—at a rate almost triple the national average for partner violence. (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001).
- Latina girls between the ages of 16 and 19 have one of the highest rates of intimate partner violence in the United States. (American Society of Criminology, 2006)
- Intimate partner violence among teens is associated with increased risk of substance use, unhealthy weight control behaviors, sexual risk behaviors, pregnancy and suicide. (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (2001).)
*Study conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU) on behalf of Liz Claiborne Inc.’s Love Is Not Abuse campaign