Online dating study finds students

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Most of the digital abuse or harassment from dating partners did not happen during school hours.

Nearly two-thirds of the students said they had a current romantic partner or had one during the previous year.

In the study, published online Wednesday in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, researchers concluded that digital technology was not the cause of abuse by teens in a relationship, but it provided a 24/7 platform for abuse, often outside the view of adults.

“The technology opens up a wide avenue for someone who wants to be abusive toward their partner,” said Janine Zweig, lead author and researcher at the Urban Institute.

But a study presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association finds that -- among similarly qualified female students -- those who are physically attractive earn better grades than others.

For male students, there is no significant relationship between attractiveness and grades.

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