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Dating Abuse and Technology

According to one study1:

Technology (such as computers, cell phones, web cams, GPS devices, etc.) has made everyday life easier for us in a lot of ways, but it has also made it easier for people to monitor, track, and control you.

Person texting from a cell phone.

Has This Happened To You?

There are things you can do to enhance your safety when using technology. Think about:

RememberBE CAREFUL if you make changes to how you use technology while you are being abused and/or stalked because it can increase danger for you if your partner realizes what you are doing. It’s a good idea to talk to an advocate before making changes to be sure you are doing things in the safest way possible.

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  1. Liz Claiborne, Inc. study, “Tech Abuse in Teen Relationships Study,” conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, January 2007