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Girls were almost equally likely to be a perpetrator as a victim of violence: 41 percent reported victimization and 35 percent reported perpetration at some point in their lives.
Among boys, 37 percent said they had been on the receiving end, while 29 percent reported being the perpetrator, Ybarra said.
Among the study’s key findings: SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2016) – Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) announced today that it received its first Webby Award for That’s Not Cool, a website aimed at preventing teen dating violence and digital abuse.The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center released a 2013 study examining the role technology plays in teen dating abuse.According to the study, 26 percent of teens in a romantic relationship said their partners had digitally abused them during the previous year using social media, email, and text messages.The new study, conducted by Urban Institute researchers Janine Zweig and Meredith Dank, gives insight into the methods perpetrators use, who the victims are, and when the abuse is carried out.“New technologies–social networking sites, texts, cell phones, and emails–have given abusers another way to control, degrade, and frighten their partners,” Zweig stated."Both boys and girls who engaged in high rates of bullying toward other students at the start of the study were seven times more likely to report being physically violent in dating relationships four years later," said Espelage, principal investigator on the project."These findings indicate that bully prevention needs to start early in order to prevent the transmission of violence in dating relationships." Additional presenters Carlos A.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.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.