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Wisconsin girls under siege online, Alverno College report finds

(WISN) — A new report on girls in Wisconsin shows some troubling trends.

The “Status of Girls in Wisconsin” from the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls collected data on young women between the ages of 10 and 19.

The report released to the public early Tuesday morning found girls are twice as likely as boys to get cyberbullied.

According to the report, 24.9 percent of girls reported they had been bullied in the past year compared to 11.9 percent of boys. In the report, girls also cited more sex offenses (4,501 female victims vs. 790 male victims).

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The women’s college detailed sex trafficking writing, “It is estimated that 340 people under age 25 were victims of sex trafficking in Milwaukee. Of these, 97.0 percent were female and 65.0 percent were black; 55.0 percent were under age 18.”

Some good news from the report included lower rates in teen pregnancy and smoking.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard-Social Media Digital Content Manager for WXOW.

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