According to additional research sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, high school students who bullied others were likely to perpetrate sexual, verbal, and physical dating violence.The effects of teen dating violence can last long into adulthood.One winter day during my junior year, I found out that he had cheated on me again. He became enraged as I walked away to my class but he didn't follow me. In that moment, I had two choices: I could either sit there and continue to be belittled in front of everyone because he wasn't going to leave, and nobody else was going to say or do anything, or I could walk out and be shamed anyway because I had given into his threats. As we walked down the hall, he spit in my face, pulled my necklace off my neck, threw it in the trashcan and he threw me up against the lockers. Mine is a story of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse.
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I never imagined such shame and at 15 years old, understood it even less. It was those incidents that left long-lasting emotional scars. My story begins at the age of 14 and continues off and on until I was 22.
The signs weren't obvious, especially to a 14 year-old, but it began with him telling me he didn't like the shirts I wore, or that my skirt was too short; at the time, it was easy to mistake jealousy and control for adoration.Teen dating violence can occur between current or former dating partners, in person or electronically.According to results from the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence, for 12-18 year olds reporting current or past year dating, 69 percent reported lifetime relationship abuse victimization.The problem of teen dating violence has garnered attention across the country in recent years as surveys have shown its increased prevalence among high school students.Now, Wisconsin state representatives from both sides of the aisle have introduced a bill aimed at addressing the phenomenon.Sargent called teen dating violence “an absolutely pervasive problem,” and data supports that notion.