Unfortunately, this has resulted in an unfortunate number of teens who experience teen dating violence in a romantic relationship.
Each year, one in ten teenagers reports being the victim of teen dating violence.
Teenagers are diving into intimate relationships while still learning about the patience, communication, and trust required to make a relationship successful.
Relationships are more likely to fail – and to become abusive – when the dating partners are young, immature, and spontaneous.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of males and 14% of females surveys indicated that they had been part of a relationship that was violent or abusive.
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.
Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.
Mesa Community College is part of the Maricopa County Community College District.
The 2016 Annual Campus Safety and Crime Report is a three year snapshot of crime reported on campus and is provided to increase awareness of programs that exist to protect your safety and well-being at Mesa Community College.