Teen Date Rape, Rising Problem

People are aware of rape as a rising problem in today’s society, and most people think that walking down the dark alley at night might get you in a position where some maniac will jump out of the shadows and try to rape you. Unfortunately the sad truth is that the biggest percentage of rapes occurring is known as date rape. There is no discrimination when it comes to date rape, both men and women suffer and get raped. Date rape or any form of rape is not about love, it never was, rape is an act of violence and nothing more.

Teen Date Rape

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When it comes to teenagers most date rapes occur out of confusion from one side. And unfortunately sometimes victims of date rape and dating violence tend to keep quiet about it. That is the part when parents and friends must step in and show support. Although a raped person might not want to talk about it, such a trauma always leaves signs and changes in behavior. Closely monitoring your teenage child or your friend you will be able to notice changes and eventually help your child. This first and the biggest responsibility of any parent is awareness.

The signs you should be watching for are physical signs of injury, falling grades, changes in personality and mood swings, use of various illegal substances, and the most common sign is isolation from society. If two or more of these signs appear you should take a closer look into what has happened with your teen child. The sad truth is that most teens who have been a victim of date rape get in their heads that it was their fault, and that causes more trauma for them than the actual violence they suffered. Emotional scars can be the biggest problem a victim of date rape can suffer.

Even those kids that know the responsibility of dating and everything that goes with it get raped. Most people nowadays can get a hold of date rape drugs, making their victim powerless to defend themselves. Date rape drugs are hard to detect, most of them have no smell, no taste and no color, so they can be placed in a drink and no one will notice. They can put a person in a confused state, or even make a person pass out, some of them will leave your memory blank and you won’t even remember that you were raped. The most common known date rape drug is Rohypnol.

Teen date rape and dating violence is on the rise, every third teenager has been a subject of some form of violence. More than 60% of rapes are in fact date rapes, when a person raped knows the rapist as a friend, boyfriend or even a relative. It is very important for teenagers that have gone through this kind of ordeal to talk about it and get help and it is important for parents and friends to be forthcoming and understanding in those situations. Like we stated before, the biggest and the most important responsibility of a parent is awareness. You need to be aware that teen date rape is happening to more and more teenagers, sad and unfortunate truth, but being aware you might be able to prevent it from happening.

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  1. Teenagers and cases of unbecoming sexual practices sometimes emanate from the way parents treat their children, or what is happening at home. Parents have to deal with their children from whence they are small.

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