Mobile teen dating
And early exposure to abusive or violent relationships increases the likelihood of those types of relationships being repeated later in life.
It's critical that teens have access to information about healthy dating behaviors and warning signs that their relationship might be abusive.
Our mobile app, provides essential information to teens in a manner that makes sense for them - through their phone or mobile device.
The app answers questions that they may be too afraid to ask and includes interactive tools to help them learn about their relationship and to connect with a counselor if they need someone to talk to.
Information for parents can be found in our downloadable brochure or by contacting our Training Coordinator at It is important for parent(s) to know whom your teens are dating and to talk with them about healthy relationships.
Keep in mind that some teens may mistake attention as expressions of love when in fact they are warning signs of control.
To take a closer look at this, Pew Research Center conducted focus groups with teens in cities across the United States to find out about their personal experiences with social media and romantic relationships. Browse this slideshow to find out 10 statistics about teen relationships in the modern era as well as read comments from teens involved in the study.
Teen dating abuse is any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a teen by an individual who is in a current or former dating relationship with that teen.
Pew Research Center surveyed more than 1,000 teens (aged 13 through 17) to determine the impact of technology on their dating and romantic life, and its findings included: Digital platforms are powerful tools for teens for flirting, wooing, connecting with and even showing off a romantic partner, but even as teens enjoy greater closeness with partners and a chance to display their relationships for others to see, mobile and social media can also be tools for jealousy, meddling and even troubling behavior.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence has launched a mobile app designed to educate parents on teen dating issues.
Parents also can send questions to the coalition staff and record thoughts, impressions, reactions, successes and failures.
The coalition wants to encourage parents to talk to their children before they start dating.