According to the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, one in five female high school students reports being sexually or physically abused by their dating partner at some point during their relationship.
Girls and young women 16-24 years of age are the most vulnerable to dating violence, but boys and young men can be at risk all the same.
However, if you notice several of them in your relationship or partner, you may need to re-evaluate your dating relationship.
These warning signs include: If you or someone you know is experiencing dating violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
The department says that approximately 95% of victims of teen domestic violence are female, based on several independent studies.
Many teens do not speak out when they are being abused or even after the abuse is over, so it is difficult to say just how prevalent this problem is among middle and high school students.
Feature Article Stephanie Mc Ghee, former Graduate Student, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Missouri Researchers who study teen dating violence have identified several early warning signs that a dating relationship might be likely to turn violent.
These warning signs do not mean a relationship will definitely turn violent.
Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.
In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.
In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.