Electronic dating violence is “emotional or psychological harm in a romantic relationship perpetrated through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices.” Research has also shown that teenagers are at a higher risk than adults when it comes to abuse by intimates. Since the vast, vast majority of teens have embraced the use of computers and cell phones, we believe it is important to consider how this might be occurring via such devices. We explore this through research and discuss implications for youth and the adults that care for them in this fact sheet.
Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2011). Cyberbullying fact sheet:
Electronic Dating Violence. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from https://cyberbullying.org/electronic_dating_violence_fact_sheet.pdf