Study: Dating Violence Common By Middle School

    An eye-opening new study shows there’s widespread dating violence… among 12-year-olds.

    FOX News Radio’s Chris Stanley reports:

    One out of six middle school students in a new survey say they’ve experienced physical dating violence in the last six months, including being shoved, grabbed, hit or kicked. And one out of three say they’ve witnessed it.

    The study of more than 1,400 students, most of them just 12-years-old, was conducted for Blue Shield of California and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. And it found, first of all, that dating was common among them, 75% reporting having had a boyfriend or girlfriend.

    The lead researcher saying ‘society doesn’t think about these behaviors happening among middle schoolers. We don’t even think about them dating, let alone experiencing dating violence.’

    Chris Stanley, FOX News Radio.