We are PASSIONATE about changing these stats:

 

>Girls' self-esteem peaks when they are about 9 years old, then takes a nosedive.

 

>Girls aged 10 and 12 (tweens) are confronted with "teen" issues such as dating and sex, at increasingly earlier ages. 73% of 8–12 year olds dress like teens and talk like teens.

 

>Between 5th and 9th grade, gifted girls, perceiving that smarts aren't sexy, hide their accomplishments.

 

>Health risks accompany girls' drop in self-esteem due to risky eating habits, depression, and unwanted pregnancy.

 

>Girls ages 8–12 are more worried about being teased and made fun of than they are about being attacked with a weapon or being kidnapped.

 

Information By Anita Gurian, Ph.D.  -- NYU Child Study Center

We are PASSIONATE about eliminating these stats:

  

>Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.  ~ Journal of American Medicine, 2001

 

>70% of teenage women and college women who are sexually assaulted, are raped during the course of a date. ~ National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2005

 

>15% of teen girls and boys report being victims of severe dating violence (defined as being hit, kicked, thrown down or attacked with a weapon). ~ National Center for Victims of Crime, 2004

 

>Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship report that her boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm when presented with a breakup. ~ National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2005

 

>26% of teenage girls in a relationship report enduring repeated verbal abuse. ~  National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2005

 

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