It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.
The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.
Indeed, more suffering and pain may result from cyberbullying within a romantic relationship, as compared to cyberbullying among strangers, casual acquaintances, or even platonic friends.
Finally, these technological devices allow abusers to feel constantly connected to (and within “reach” of) their dating partner, who often feels that he or she has no escape from the torment.
Our cyberbullying work continues to take our research agenda in new and interesting directions.
One phenomenon which we have been exploring in recent months is “electronic dating violence,” which we define as: “emotional or psychological harm in a romantic relationship perpetrated through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices.” The number of persons who have been victimized by romantic partners range from 10% to 47%, depending on how it is defined and measured in research studies.
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Instead, this report will facilitate the reader with a working knowledge of the subject’s evolution, beginning in the 1840s with one-to-one romantic partnering during the early days of telegraphy, and concluding in the late 1990s during the era of Internet-based on-line dating services.There are some similarities between cyberbullying and electronic dating violence that should be mentioned. Second, cyberbullying is largely perpetrated by and among known peers, as is aggression in romantic relationships (where youth typically select dating partners among their peer group).Third, both lead to specific negative emotional, psychological, physical, and behavioral outcomes.Healthy romantic relationships are a very important developmental experience for teens.Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.Research has also shown that teenagers are at a higher risk than adults when it comes to abuse by intimates.