Teen Dating Violence
Teen dating violence is happening among our youth in Memphis and Shelby County. For many violent teens, it’s what they know from seeing domestic violence in their parents’ relationships, and it transfers into the relationships they start developing as young adults.
Part of the work of Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County is to spread awareness and education about domestic violence, including teen dating violence, throughout our community. Both parents and teens need to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence.
While parents think they know what’s going on, they may not. A 2009 survey of parents conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited found the following:
*Complete findings, including cited sources for these statistics can be found on the Futures Without Violence website. Access the page by clicking here.