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Co-Occurrence of Physical and Cyber Dating Violence and Bullying Among Teens

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Jennifer Yahner, Meredith Dank, Janine M. Zweig, Pamela Lachman
This study examined the overlap in teen dating violence and bullying perpetration and victimization, with regard to acts of physical violence, psychological abuse, and—for the first time ever—digitally perpetrated cyber abuse.
The study found substantial co-occurrence of all types of teen dating violence and bullying. Youth who perpetrated and/or experienced physical, psychological, and cyber bullying were likely to have also perpetrated/experienced physical and sexual dating violence, and psychological and cyber dating abuse. A total of 5,647 youth (51 percent female, 74 percent White) from 10 schools participated in a cross-sectional anonymous survey. (Publisher abstract modified)
Date Created: July 14, 2016