One in six seventh graders are victims of dating violence: survey from Reuters, 3/29/12

Friday, March 30, 2012


The article reports, “Seventh-grade students have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner, including being shoved, grabbed, hit or kicked, a survey of middle schoolers showed on Thursday. Nearly one in six of 1,430 students surveyed, most of whom were just 12 years old, said they had experienced physical dating violence in the past six months, while more than one in three had witnessed such violence among their peers.”

Read the full article at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/29/us-preteens-violence-dating-idUSBRE82S18A20120329