Remember, you obligates you to share passwords or be available by phone or online 24/7.
Your online identity is your own, and should always be under your control.
School nurses are often some of the first to identify such problems and play an active role in preventing them from happening in the first place.
As part of maintaining a healthy relationship, we recommend that partners create a digital contract that outlines what is and is not acceptable behavior online.
"School nurses can prepare for this task by being aware and making others aware that online and offline behaviors are becoming increasingly blurred in teens' lives and that digital dating abuse may be a warning sign of traditional abuse," said Jeff Temple, co-author of the paper and The University of Texas Medical Branch associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center released a 2013 study examining the role technology plays in teen dating abuse.
According to the study, 26 percent of teens in a romantic relationship said their partners had digitally abused them during the previous year using social media, email, and text messages.
The findings, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, are based on a survey of 5,647 dating middle-school and high-school students, making it the most comprehensive study of its kind to date.