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The Cyberbullying Research Center (CRC) has released its 2010 data on electronic dating violence and teens.
A group of 4,400 students, who attend school in the same district of the southern United States, participated in the study. Their ages range from 11-18.
The following is a sample of CRC’s findings:
• Victims of traditional (offline) dating violence are significantly more likely to be victims of electronic forms of dating violence (r=.75) than those who have not experienced offline bullying
• Those who admit to engaging in traditional dating violence also report engaging in electronic forms of dating violence (r=.77)
• Victims of dating violence (r=.51) and specifically electronic forms of dating violence (r=.64) are significantly more likely to also be victims of cyberbullying
• Youth who are cyberbullied are 3.6 times as likely to experience electronic teen dating violence
• Youth who admit to engaging in dating violence (r=.52) and specifically electronic forms of dating violence (r=.65) also admit to engaging in cyberbullying
• Youth who share their passwords with their significant other are nearly three times as likely to be victims of electronic dating violence
• All forms of dating violence increase as youth get older