Internet Safety

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Be Aware
Signs of abuse
Parents can help end teen dating abuse

Be Aware


Advocates with the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline understand that technology is constantly changing. Technology can be used to monitor you where you go or track who you talk to online or what websites you visit. For more information and help with internet safety, please call us at 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453.

These are questions that Advocates can help answer. Technology is a powerful tool for someone leaving an abusive relationship. Advocates can help a caller - whether victim, friend or family member - plan to use all aspects of technology safely. For more information and support, please contact the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453.

The Hotline serves as the only center in the nation with access to more than 5,200 sources of help in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NDVH and ndvh.org operates 24 hours each day, 365 days every year, in over 150 different languages, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. All calls to NDVH are anonymous.

Signs of abuse:

 

Parents can help end teen dating abuse


Parents play a very important role in ending teen dating abuse. Teens in abusive situations truly need the support of their parents. Even in the rockiest parent-teen relationship, the advice of a parent can make a dramatic difference in a teen’s life. For that reason, it’s imperative that you familiarize yourself with the warning signs of dating abuse and what you can do to help.

How do I recognize the signs?

An abusive person will do various things to control their partner. A teen experiencing abuse may:

Here’s what you can do to help

What else can I do?

Communicate with one or our trained advocates. They can offer advice on your teen’s situation and provide strategies on how you can help. Call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453.

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