90% of teens victims of sexualassault, study finds

According to the report, the study obtained anonymous answers from 1,036 secondary school students.

October 18, 2007 12:20


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An astonishing 90 percent of youths aged 12 to 18 say they have been sexually assaulted in some way, according to a study of more than 1,000 teenagers conducted jointly by the University of Haifa and Ben-Gurion University and reported in the Hebrew weekly Yediot Haifa. According to the report, the study obtained anonymous answers from 1,036 secondary school students. Some 90% said they had suffered from any of a range of sexual assaults, from harassment to rape, but the report did not detail how many were victims of each type of assault. Similarly, the report noted that 82% of boys and 76% of girls had suffered from physical violence ranging from a slap to the extinguishing of cigarettes on a victim, but also did not specify how many had suffered from each type of assault. A University of Haifa spokeswoman said the survey showed that even more important than developing programs to reduce violence, it is important to strengthen the resources that help victims deal with what they had been through. She added that boosting self-confidence and strengthening family and social support were the main tools that helped teenagers.

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