Internet dating violence statistics
Cyberthreats and preventing teen violence In many cases, teens’ cyberthreats are posted publicly, so others know that the teen is saying threatening things but either don't take it seriously or feel like it's not their business.
It may be hard to know if a teen posting cyberthreats is serious or not.
Some potential shootings have been stopped because teens told an adult about the threats they saw online.
There are several things parents can do to help reduce teen violence online: Sources: Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, "Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats" [online] United States Secret Service and US Department of Education, "Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates" [online] Dr.
Teens should learn to report all threats to an adult, and should feel that they can safely tell an adult of their concerns without getting in trouble or having other teens know that they told.
If teens report online threats to the right authorities they can help prevent teen violence, including homicides and suicides.
In the US, hate group web sites are usually protected as free speech as long as they do not contain specific threats of violence, but they may encourage young people to act violently against others, and provide chat rooms and forums where people talk about hurting other people.
Other web sites encourage teens to harm themselves and offer ideas on ways to do so.
Dating Basics | Types of Dating Abuse | Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015 | CDC (2016) Kann L, Mc Manus T, Harris WA, Shanklin SL, Flint KH, Hawkins J, Queen B, Lowry R, O’Malley Olsen E, Chyen D, Whittle L, Thornton J, Lim C, Yamakawa Y, Brener N, Zaza S Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?A CDC survey found that 10% of high school students had been physically hurt by a dating partner on purpose within the past year. Sexual violence was even more common, with 11% of students reporting being forced to do something sexual within the past year by a dating partner.Again, more girls (16%) reported this than boys (5%).Unfortunately, the Internet also offers a place where negative and violent emotions can be fostered, such as hate group web sites.Teens may also use the Internet to post their own violent thoughts and feelings.