Participants were 155 undergraduate students (105 females; 50 males) ranging from 17 to 25 years old ( = 1.65) with dating experience and a minimum relationship duration of 3 months. Self-report assessments of cyber dating abuse, self-esteem, and emotional distress from the relationship were completed. Additionally, greater exposure to cyber dating abuse was associated with less contraceptive use among adolescent girls.“It is concerning to see such a large number of young people reporting these cyber dating abuse experiences, and to learn that experiencing this form of abuse is associated with other unhealthy behaviors such as not using any method of contraception for birth control,” says first author Rebecca Dick, a clinical research coordinator with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.The findings were based on surveys of teens who visited northern California school health clinics, and don't hint at how common this kind of abuse among teens is overall.But the study does suggest that females, non-whites and bisexuals are most vulnerable.
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Two in five teenagers have experienced cyber dating abuse in the last three months, according to a recent survey.
Cyber dating abuse involves the use of technology to control, harass, threaten, or stalk another person in the context of a dating relationship.
Many teens are abused online by the people they're dating, a new study suggests.
This abuse can include being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed through hurtful comments, the researchers said.