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New Study Warns Teen Girls Who are Victims of Abuse Are at Greater Risk of Meeting People Online

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A new study by a US children's hospital has found 30 per cent of teenage girls met a stranger from the internet in person without confirming their identity, with abused or neglected adolescents posing the highest risk.

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Buzz60 (June 4, 2013) — A study from the University of Chicago finds that couples who meet online are more likely to have happy marriages than couples who meet elsewhere. The study also finds that couples who meet at a bar, spin class or wherever, are 25% more likely to have a relationship that ends in divorce than those who meet online.
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