Statistics about dating abuse
In talking with your kids about sensible guidelines, let them know that you are interested in helping them use technology safely, not in restricting their use of these devices.
But you can be in an important position to influence your child’s behavior if he or she is violent, so it’s important to be aware of these warning signs as well.It may also include emotional or verbal abuse, behaviors like name-calling or insults.Emotional abuse may include isolating a dating partner by trying to control the time they spend with friends and family, limiting the activities someone is involved in, or humiliating a dating partner through social sabotage.Boundaries and privacy: Though electronic forms of communication may seem more casual than talking in person, these forms of communication can be permanently recorded and have the same “real world” consequences.Let your kids know that their digital boundaries should closely mirror their in-person boundaries.Sometimes abusers use technology—texting, calls, instant messages, or social networking sites—to check up on a partner and try to control their behavior.
TDV may include sexual violence including any kind of unwanted or forced sexual contact.
Cell phones, messaging and social networks are intended for communication and social interaction.
In evaluating your child’s experience with these technologies ask them to consider the difference between communication and monitoring.
Digital abuse includes the use of cell phones, messaging, social networks or the internet to harm, control, harass, manipulate, intimidate, monitor or embarrass another person.
As you talk with your kids about their tech habits, it’s really important to understand that participation in the digital landscape is a key part of young peoples’ social experience.
Basically, if you wouldn’t say that or show that in person, don’t do it online!