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The lack of applicable laws and the difficulty obtaining enforcement of existing laws leaves victims especially vulnerable.
In fact, in a recent Supreme Court Case, by 7-2 it was decided that online threats to kill, without actual evidence of the specific intent to threaten, do not violate the federal law.
Futures Without Violence and an online toolkit that helps adults to become allies to teens in order to support them and facilitate conversation around healthy relationships and maintaining digital boundaries and a safe online space.
As in all forms of violence against young people, the presence of a loving and supportive adult can make all the difference in a victim’s resilience and recovery.
Teen dating violence can affect anyone regardless of race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, gender identity, or any other social identity.
It occurs in all types of dating relationships including those who identify in the LGBTQ community.
One of the most effective methods to help teens to protect themselves from digital abuse is to connect them with each other and with information.
The That’s Not Cool campaign includes a range of print, television, mobile, radio, and web ads, active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, as well as innovative new apps and games, providing ways for teens to learn and practice healthy relationship skills, and to ultimately “draw their digital line.”Digital abuse thrives in part because it can be perpetrated with relative impunity and anonymity.
Every relationship is different and individuals may experience different warning signs of abuse. Physical violence does not have to occur for a relationship to be abusive.
According to an annual survey by Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: The use of social media as a weapon of choice in abusive dating relationships has made personal pain public, pervasive and perpetual.