“Our schools need to be safe havens for all students, and it is critical that we provide school leaders with tools and resources to help them become stronger partners in reducing teen dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence… Like bullying, teen dating violence has far-reaching consequences for the health and life outcomes of victims. Here are just a few: Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects.Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family.Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.
High school and college students studying, volunteering, or traveling abroad are at just as much risk of dating violence overseas as they are in the USA.
And, due to technology, can continue to be harassed when/if they return back to the United States.
Ray-Jones has also heard about boyfriends creating fake Facebook accounts in order to see if their girlfriends would cheat or carry on an inappropriate conversation with someone, or threatening to expose pictures or messages on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Digital abuse is not a problem that is unique to teenagers. Stalkers have also used online sex ads as a tool for abuse, posing as their victims and posting fake ads inviting strangers to their homes and workplaces for sex.