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News articles about dating violence

Middle school bullies were seven times more likely to become dating violence perpetrators by high school. “Our data show that for kids who gained self-esteem by dominance in middle school” via verbally or psychologically bullying others, “their need for control spilled over into their relationships four years later.” It’s not just the Nelson Muntz types, either, Espelage explained.

While most of us may not rank name-calling, or bad-mouthing another to their friends as “violence,” the researchers say they included the psychological and relationship tactics because they can have a profound impact.

Youths report emotional, physical and sexual abuse In 2012, the National Dating Abuse Helpline was contacted 39,938 times.

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Girls were more likely than boys to engage in any instance of physical or psychological dating violence.