A recently released NIJ-funded study looks at the prevalence of dating violence among more than 5,000 teens at 10 schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Asked about experiences with a romantic partner within the past year:
18 percent reported cyber abuse (e.g., "my partner used my social networking account without permission" or "my partner sent texts/emails to engage in sexual acts I did not want").
20 percent reported physical violence (e.g., "my partner pushed" or "kicked me").
32 percent reported psychological abuse (e.g., "my partner threatened to hurt me" or "my partner would not let me do things with other people").
9 percent reported sexual coercion (e.g., "my partner pressured me to have sex when (s)he knew I didn’t want to").
Access the final report, Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying from link.
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