If one partner says ' Hey, I'm at home with my mom,' the other partner may say ' Send me a picture right now. Let me know where you are.'"Experts call it digital control -- those relationships where one partner demands passwords, reads text messages and expects constant contact with their significant other. Started by a small group of graduates from the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, participants said the number of teens faced with the issue is both startling and troublesome.
franchise, bravely opened up about an abusive relationship, and the lasting, toxic effect it has had on her life.According to the Indiana Youth Institute, one in three girls will experience teen dating violence.The same study says Indiana has the second highest rate of forced sex among high school students.READ MORE: Dating Abuse Statistics"Cell phones are really playing a large part in how teens experience that pattern of control," said Jennine Devenuti, education and prevention manager at YWCA Pierce County.It's common, youth advocates say, for the technology to create a lack of trust between partners, leading to unhealthy dating habits and potential abuse."The partner may be under surveillance, if you will.
Specialized help for parents When an adolescent or young adult is involved in an abusive relationship, parents can play an important role in supporting them and keeping them safe. Dating abuse prevention counselors help parents to 1) understand the dynamics of abusive relationships; 2) recognize the danger signs of abuse; 3) improve communication with their child; 4) act as a resource for their child; and 5) utilize school and community resources.