However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
(Fisher et al.) The American College Health Association (ACHA) carried out The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) in Fall 2011.
Their survey of 8,960 male students and 18,308 female students found that: - 3% of male students and 7% of female students reported experiencing sexual touching without their consent.
Last month, Diamoney Greene, a student at the University of South Carolina, was killed by her boyfriend. While not currently at the forefront of a national conversation, domestic violence remains as prevalent an issue among college students as sexual assault.