Violence and abuse in teenage dating
She has heard of cases where the abusive partner may take the partner's password to check up on him or her routinely.Other times, the abuser may violate their partner's privacy by breaking into their e-mail or checking their phone.Abusive teens may also exert their control by preventing their partners from using technology, experts say.About 10 percent of teens interviewed say a romantic partner stopped them from using a computer or cell phone.
One afternoon, she offered some advice on what teens should do if they are victims of digital dating violence.With access to so many friends online, the abuser can post a damaging message online about their significant other or make threats to do so."It's the phenomenon of no place to run and no place to hide," Jennings says. You can't even see your predator coming." Jill Murray, a psychotherapist in California who has worked with victims of teen dating abuse, says almost all her new cases in the past three years involve technology.The Family Violence Prevention Fund is working with the Department of Justice to release a series of public service announcements in their "That's Not Cool" campaign, which encourages teens to be more watchful of their digital relationship behavior.
Liz Claiborne Inc., a major women's clothing company, is addressing digital dating abuse.
(CNN) -- There were no scars, no bruises to indicate the abuse Allyson Pereira, a 16-year-old high school sophomore in New Jersey, had suffered. She said he gave her an offer: Text him a naked picture of herself, and he would get back together with her. Pereira, who was featured in the MTV anti-digital dating abuse campaign, "A Thin Line," in December, has been speaking out against the growing problem of digital dating abuse among teens.