The Rate of Cyber Dating Abuse among Teens and How It Relates to Other Forms of Teen Dating Violence

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The Rate of Cyber Dating Abuse among Teens and How It Relates to Other Forms of Teen Dating Violence

Abstract

Just over a quarter of youth in a current or recent relationship experience cyber dating abuse victimization, with girls more likely to experience abuse than boys. Victims of sexually-oriented cyber abuse are seven times more likely to experience sexual coercion. These and other findings from a survey of 5,647 youth in three northeastern states shed new light on how technology is used to perpetrate abuse and sexual violence among youth, as well as implications for prevention and intervention.

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