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Co-Occurrence of Physical and Cyber Dating Violence and Bullying Among Teens

NCJ Number
Journal of Interpersonal Violence Volume: 30 Issue: 7 Dated: April 2015 Pages: 1079-1089
Date Published
April 2015
11 pages

This study examined the overlap in teen dating violence and bullying perpetration and victimization, with regard to acts of physical violence, psychological abuse, andfor the first time everdigitally perpetrated cyber abuse.


The study found 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. A total of 5,647 youth (51 percent female, 74 percent White) from 10 schools participated in a cross-sectional anonymous survey. (Publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: April 1, 2015