Teen dating violence is the target of a new ad campaign introduced by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Recent CDC research shows that about 10 percent of US high school students said a boyfriend or girlfriend had physically hurt them in the past year. According to the coalition, about one in six Indiana high school girls surveyed said they had been forced to have intercourse. The campaign, timed to debut as students head back to school, features teens discussing the consequences of dating violence and explaining that the abuse can be mental and emotional, as well as physical. It also tells parents to listen to their children and report incidences of harassment.
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