Jump to navigation. This survey on teens and dating abuse reveals that an alarming number of teens in dating relationships are being controlled, threatened and humiliated through cell phones and the Internet with unimaginable frequency. The research also reveals disturbing data that a significant majority of parents are completely unaware of this type of dating abuse and the dangers facing their teens. Other key findings include:. Teens surveyed range in age from
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The resources below explore the extent and nature of technology-facilitated abuse. This study provides an in-depth look at the prevalence of digital abuse among young people. It was designed to quantify how young people are affected by and respond to issues like sexting, digital harassment, and digital dating abuse, and to analyze changing trends. This paper clarifies the distinctions between bullying and harassment and the priorities and responsibilities of school districts, explores the unintended consequences of ignoring the gendered dimensions of bullying and harassment in K schools, and suggests helpful strategies for advocates collaborating with school personnel and students. This fact sheet describes cyberbullying, its intersections with sexual harassment, and the application of Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools.
Teen Dating Violence and Stalking – Raising Awareness to Stop the Cycle of Abuse
The narrative has become all too familiar: accusations of sexual assault, followed by bullying of the victims on social media. The case in Steubenville, Ohio, last year drew national attention. Two high school football stars were found guilty of raping a year-old girl. The assault was filmed and photographed; the images and threats circulated online. More recently, the focus has turned to Torrington, Conn.
Earlier this week, Harvard University revealed that it had rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 students who shared offensive images within what they thought was a private Facebook group chat. The students posted memes and images that mocked minority groups, child abuse, sexual assault and the Holocaust, among other things. Over the past few years, memes — usually images or videos with text often meant to be funny or sarcastic in nature — have become one of the most popular ways, along with photos and videos, that youth communicate on social media. While some of that communication can be positive, allowing teenagers to explore their own identity development and find a sense of belonging, it can also get teens in trouble.