But he stressed that the study findings don't mean only disadvantaged kids suffer or perpetrate dating violence."We know from national studies that about 10 percent of kids experienced sexual dating violence in the past year, and 10 percent experienced physical violence," Reidy said.When it came to psychological abuse, 29 percent of boys and almost 34 percent of girls said they'd been victimized at least three times.Slightly more than 14 percent of boys and 12 percent of girls said they'd been sexually victimized that many times. 29, 2016 (Health Day News) -- Contrary to what many people may think, teenage boys commonly suffer dating violence -- including physical and emotional abuse, a new U. It turned out that boys were about as likely as girls to say they'd been victims of some form of dating violence. The study focused on teens considered to be at high risk for dating violence -- those who had suffered or witnessed violence at home or in their neighborhoods.Schools are probably the best place to reach kids, Reidy said.
And a similar percentage of girls and boys -- around 4 percent -- said they'd been injured."So this is a problem everywhere." More information The U. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on teen dating violence. All rights reserved.: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice.Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties."I'd be cautious about interpreting the age-related findings," she said."You need to follow the same kids over time to see whether their behavior changes." Reidy said more research is needed to confirm the current findings, which were published online Jan. But for now, he said, adults need to be aware that dating violence affects girls and boys -- and it starts at an early age."Kids are dating at an age that's younger than you might think," Reidy said, "and dating violence is an issue much earlier than you might expect." Swahn agreed."We probably need to start education and prevention in middle school," she said.OBJECTIVES: Examine fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries among children aged 0 to 17 in the United States, including intent, demographic characteristics, trends, state-level patterns, and circumstances.METHODS: Fatal injuries were examined by using data from the National Vital Statistics System and nonfatal injuries by using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.They can talk to their kids about how to manage romantic relationships, and try to be good role models in their own behavior.But for kids from violent homes or neighborhoods, school and community programs can be crucial.