Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.A study published in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday has shed light on the prevalence of teen dating violence.According to the study, one in ten males who dated reported violence in their relationships.February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and to promote healthy relationships with CDC's online resources.Did you know that in a recent national survey, 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the 12 months before the survey?However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Though girls were more likely to experience violence, the numbers show dating assaults affect young boys as well. The survey asked about 9,900 high school students whether they had experienced some type of violence from someone they dated. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study reveal that nearly 21% of female teens who date have experienced some form of violence at the hands of their partner in the last year—and almost half of male students report the same.The new CDC survey adds to its prior research into the prevalence of dating violence, but the latest version asked updated questions that include sexual violence and more accurately portray violent behaviors, the study authors say.Most of the teens surveyed reported experiencing such violence more than one time.