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Media dating abuse

But what hasn’t been fully understood is how abusive technology can become, especially in teen dating relationships.

“Parents need to open a dialogue with their youth about digital dating abuse, to really understand the nature of that relationship so that the child can get help if needed.” Zweig expressed her concern that some teens are starting to accept that such digital harassment is part of life.

“We—parents, teachers and society—need to teach them that harassment is not the purpose of technology, so that if something happens, they are aware that it’s wrong and can seek assistance,” she said.

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The most prevalent form of digital abuse is tampering with a partner’s social media account.