The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.
Adolescence is a time of incredibly physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships – especially romantic ones – are a major social focus for many youth.
The 35% of teens who say they are either currently involved with a romantic partner or have ever dated, hooked up with or had a romantic relationship with someone will serve as the focus of the remainder of this report.
The survey asked about three different categories of romantic relationships and found: Some 64% of teens indicate that they have never been in a romantic relationship of any kind (and 1% declined to provide their relationship status). The National Council on Crime and Delinquency Focus. Interpersonal and Physical Dating Violence among Teens. While most teen romantic relationships do not start online, technology is a major vehicle for flirting and expressing interest in a potential partner.Dating and experience with romance are relatively common – but far from universal – among teens ages 13 to 17.