Violent teenage dating relationships


Twenty-nine percent of the girls and 24 percent of the boys reported being both a victim and perpetrator in either the same or in different relationships.

Girls were significantly more likely than boys to say they had been victims of sexual dating violence and that they had committed physical dating violence.

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Rates generally increased with age but were similar across race, ethnicity and income levels, according to Ybarra.

The relationship between bullying and teen dating violence was the focus of a separate presentation by Sabina Low, Ph D, of Arizona State University, and Dorothy L.

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