Mind control most common form of high school date violence, group finds

08/03/2011
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KOBE (majirox news) – Strict control of relationships with others was the most common form of date domestic violence experienced by its high school victims, according to a survey by the Women’s Net Kobe NPO.

Social violence, such as a partner imposing restrictions on the time someone could go outside or who they could contact, was experienced by 33% of high school girls who reported having undergone date domestic violence.

More than one in five high school boys (21%) also reported having experienced such intimidation from a partner.

Other common forms of abuse experienced by high school girls included psychological violence, such as verbal abuse, which 27% said they had been through, and sexual abuse such as demands for sex, which was reported by 18%.

Kobe Women’s Net made the findings after receiving about 1,800 valid responses from male and female high school students it surveyed during lectures it gave in Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo prefectures from October 2008 to December last year.

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