Boys were much more likely than girls to report that they had been sexually violent toward a date.Experiencing psychological dating violence was about equal for boys and girls.
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.APA's membership includes more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives."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.