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The Department of Education, our federal partners, and countless schools and colleges nationwide are committed to preventing incidents like this.

Dating violence rarely occurs in public or in front of parents or friends, and the media and technological advances have added a new dimension of secrecy.

Constant texting, rude comments online, or requests for nude pictures can be warning signs, and when controlling or unwanted behavior persists, violence may follow. Couples may think of this as a good thing, but for some relationships it can be dangerous.

Every year, about 1 in 10 American teenagers experiences physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend, and many others are sexually and emotionally abused. Department of Education is dedicated to working with students, families, educators, and communities to prevent abuse and support survivors.

The Boston Public Health Commission found that 46 percent believed Rihanna was to blame, while 51 percent felt it was Brown's fault and he had no excuse for hitting her, but 44 percent claimed that fighting is a normal part of a relationship.

The author's comments: Currently, I am a student at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia, and as part of my junior year of AP 11 English-Language and Composition, we are asked to research a topic that we had a particular interest or passion in, and to write in order to bring attention to the issue and provide possible solutions or ways for improvement or awareness.

Through researching the topic violent teen relationships, I have become more informed of this issue that has always been of some interest to me, and my hope is that it will be interesting to the public who read the articles in Domestic Violence Crime Watch.

Breaking the cycle of abuse can not only repair your self-respect, but it may save your life.