New data on electronic aggression

02 Nov

The Cyberbullying Research Center has posted the results of new research showing alarming rates of electronic dating violence — “emotional or psychological harm in a romantic relationship perpetrated through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices.”
Although the data is from the southern US, and not Chicago, the statistics are worth noting:

10% of youth said a romantic partner has prevented them from using a computer or cell phone.

• 6% of boys and girls say their romantic partner posted something publicly online to make fun of, threaten, or embarrass them.

• 10.4% of boys and 9.8% of girls said they received a threatening cell phone message from their romantic partner.

• 5.4% of boys and 3.4% of girls said their romantic partner uploaded or shared a humiliating of harassing picture of them online or through their cell phone

You can read more here.

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Posted by on November 2, 2010 in Bullying, Data


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