Welcome to Do Something.org, a global movement of 6 million young people making positive change, online and off! The 11 facts you want are below, and the sources for the facts are at the very bottom of the page. Teen violence carries with it some interesting statistics.Many concerned organizations compile them regularly to raise awareness of teen violence.This fact sheet contains some statistics of teen violence from reliable sources. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides these 2010 statistics on teen violence regarding violent crimes: Teen violence is a very real occurrence, and violent crimes are committed by teens regularly.We often neglect suicide in our examinations of teen violence.However, suicide is violence against oneself and deserves very real consideration.
Not only is teen violence related to violent crime and self-violence, but also there are lesser forms of violence that are perhaps more prevalent and worrisome, as they indicate a trend toward teen violence as an every day occurrence.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report the following teen violence statistics (4): CDC did a study on electronic aggression; they define electronic aggression as, “…any kind of aggression perpetrated through technology—any type of harassment or bullying (teasing, telling lies, making fun of someone, making rude or mean comments, spreading rumors, or making threatening or aggressive comments) that occurs through e-mail, a chat room, instant messaging, a website (including blogs), text messaging, or videos or pictures posted on websites or sent through cell phones.” Their research shows the following teen violence statistics: The CDC has identified a few direct and indirect costs associated with teen violence.
Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.
Dating violence is more common than many people think. And nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.
Loveisrespect wants to empower young people to build healthy relationships from the ground up.
Your hands are a tool for creation, and they play a role in ending dating abuse.