Dating, technology, and abuse
Technology is an undeniable component of dating relationships. Teens use online platforms to flirt and experiment with relationships. Practicing romantic relationships online can feel safer than in the real world.
Social media helps them feel connected to their partners and lets them show how much they care. Fortunately, research shows that the majority of these experiences are positive.
Sometimes what teens see and experience online can be harmful. Without carefully processing these situations, abusive behaviors can become normalized which makes it easier for abuse to exist.
more about how technology is used and what we all can do to help the teenagers in our lives navigate the online world.