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Technology, teen dating violence and abuse, and bullying Janine M. Zweig, Meredith Dank, Pamela Lachman and Jennifer Yahner

By: Zweig, Janine M.
Contributor(s): Dank, Meredith | Lachman, Pamela | Yahner, Jennifer.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Justice and Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC : 2013Description: electronic document (198 p.); PDF file: 3.90 MB.Subject(s): ADOLESCENT RELATIONSHIP ABUSE | ADOLESCENTS | BULLYING | DATING VIOLENCE | GENDER | LGBTIQ | PERPETRATORS | SOCIAL MEDIA | SURVEYS | TECHNOLOGY | VICTIMS | UNITED STATES | SEXUAL VIOLENCEOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: "A total of 5,647 youth from ten middle and high schools in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania participated in the study. Fifty-one percent of the sample was female, 26 percent identified as non-white, and 94 percent identified as heterosexual. The study employed a cross-sectional, survey research design, collecting data via paper-pencil survey. The survey targeted all youth who attended school on a single day and achieved an 84 percent response rate. The study’s findings showed that more than a quarter (26 percent) of youth in a relationship said they experienced some form of cyber dating abuse victimization in the prior year. Females were twice as likely as males to report being a victim of sexual cyber dating abuse in the prior year. More than a tenth (12 percent) of youth in a relationship said they had perpetrated cyber dating abuse in the prior year. Females reported greater levels of non-sexual cyber dating abuse perpetration than males. By contrast, male youth were significantly more likely to report perpetrating sexual cyber dating abuse. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth reported significantly higher rates of cyber dating abuse victimization and perpetration than heterosexual youth. With regard to other forms of teen dating violence and abuse, 84 percent of cyber dating abuse victims also reported psychological dating abuse victimizations, 52 percent reported physical dating violence victimization, and 33 percent reported sexual coercion. Further, 73 percent of cyber dating abuse perpetrators also reported psychological dating abuse perpetration, 55 percent also reported physical dating violence perpetration, and 11 percent reported sexual coercion perpetration. Overall, less than one out of ten victims of dating abuse reported seeking help, with half as many male victims as female victims seeking help." (from the abstract)
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"A total of 5,647 youth from ten middle and high schools in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania participated in the study. Fifty-one percent of the sample was female, 26 percent identified as non-white, and 94 percent identified as heterosexual. The study employed a cross-sectional, survey research design, collecting data via paper-pencil survey. The survey targeted all youth who attended school on a single day and achieved an 84 percent response rate.
The study’s findings showed that more than a quarter (26 percent) of youth in a relationship said they experienced some form of cyber dating abuse victimization in the prior year. Females were twice as likely as males to report being a victim of sexual cyber dating abuse in the prior year. More than a tenth (12 percent) of youth in a relationship said they had perpetrated cyber dating abuse in the prior year. Females reported greater levels of non-sexual cyber dating abuse perpetration than males. By contrast, male youth were significantly more likely to report perpetrating sexual cyber dating abuse. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth reported significantly higher rates of cyber dating abuse victimization and perpetration than heterosexual youth.
With regard to other forms of teen dating violence and abuse, 84 percent of cyber dating abuse victims also reported psychological dating abuse victimizations, 52 percent reported physical dating violence victimization, and 33 percent reported sexual coercion. Further, 73 percent of cyber dating abuse perpetrators also reported psychological dating abuse perpetration, 55 percent also reported physical dating violence perpetration, and 11 percent reported sexual coercion perpetration. Overall, less than one out of ten victims of dating abuse reported seeking help, with half as many male victims as female victims seeking help." (from the abstract)