Studies of teen dating violence have found, for example, that youth who experience parental violence are more likely to report violence within their own teen dating relationships.
Dating violence during adolescence is generally accepted to be a precursor to domestic or intimate partner violence in adulthood.
Unfortunately, most studies of IPV in the LGBTQ community focus exclusively on adults, and most studies of teen dating violence fail to take into account respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity.The limited data available on LGBTQ teen dating violence, however, is cause for concern.showed significantly higher rates of dating violence among LGB youth than among non-LGB youth.While 29 percent of heterosexual youth surveyed reported being physically abused by dating partners, for example, 42.8 percent of LGB youth reported the same.In other words, we talk about the violence facing our community from those outside it, from those who are openly homophobic and transphobic, but what about the violence happening within our community?
As difficult as it may be to admit, LGBTQ people – including LGBTQ youth – can be and are perpetrators of violence as well as its victims, and too often, that violence occurs in the context of romantic and/or sexual relationships.
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.
Estimates of teen dating violence prevalence vary widely, because studies define and measure violence differently over different periods of time for different populations.
Respondents reported experiencing the following within the past year: [note 1],[note 4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Surveillance Summaries: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2013 (pdf, 172 pages).
However, suicide is violence against oneself and deserves very real consideration.