College students are not equipped to deal with dating abuse – 57% say it is difficult to identify and 58% say they don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it.
One in three (36%) dating college students has given a dating partner their computer, email or social network passwords and these students are more likely to experience digital dating abuse.
Many organizations use the terms partner violence, dating violence, or domestic violence.
The Center for Injury Prevention and Control, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses the term Intimate Partner Violence to encompass dating and domestic violence.
For the purpose of this paper, dating violence is defined as any intentional physical, sexual or psychological assault on a person by a dating partner.
The term ‘intimate partner violence’ is defined to mean any physical, sexual, or psychological harm against an individual by a current or former partner or spouse of the individual.
It would include stalking, dating violence, sexual violence, or domestic violence.” The University of Kansas definition closely mirrors the definition of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control and is meant to be all-inclusive.
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by Tina Hotton Mahony Prevalence of police-reported dating violence Victims of dating violence most likely to be female Differences in rates of dating violence between the sexes decline with age Increase in police-reported rates of dating violence Common assault most likely offence in dating violence Similar proportion of male and female victims of dating violence sustained injuries More than 4 in 10 incidents of dating violence occur in the victim's home Dating violence involving female victims more likely to lead to charges Homicides perpetrated in dating relationships Summary Methodology Detailed data tables References Notes According to results of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), approximately 71% of youth in Canada report being in a dating relationship by the age of 15.