Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying.

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Zweig, Janine M. Dank, Meredith. Lachman, Pamela. Yahner, Jennifer.
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Urban Institute.
Technical Report

This study explores the role of technology in teen dating violence and abuse and teen bullying. The researchers surveyed 5,647 youth-more than any previous analysis-in 10 northeastern schools. Twenty-six percent of dating teens reported experiencing abuse online or through texts from their partners, and 17 percent of all youth said they were cyber bullied by a peer. Teenage girls reported experiencing more digital dating abuse (particularly sexual abuse) and cyber bullying than teenage boys. Implications for practice and future research are discussed. (Author abstract)