Digital dating violence
Digital abuse can include: In a healthy relationship, both partners respect relationship boundaries.
It can happen on a first date, or once you’ve fallen deeply in love. Learn the signs of dating violence or abuse and how to get help.
Any sexual activity that is without your consent is rape or sexual assault.
Staying in an abusive relationship can have long-lasting effects on your mental and physical health, including chronic pain and depression or anxiety. Abusive partners may also pressure you into having unprotected sex or prevent you from using birth control.
It is especially common among young people who are typically using technology in almost every aspect of their lives, but anyone can be a victim of digital abuse.
Digital abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner.
The prevalence of digital abuse has been gaining traction in the media lately, and our advocates frequently field questions from callers and chatters about it.