The co-occurrence of physical and cyber dating violence and bullying among teens

Jennifer Yahner, Meredith Dank, Janine M Zweig, Pamela Lachman
Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2015, 30 (7): 1079-89
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. A total of 5,647 youth (51% female, 74% White) from 10 schools participated in a cross-sectional anonymous survey. Results indicated 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.

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