Similarly, if your teen is on the receiving end of unhealthy behavior, it's important to help out.There's a small window of time between when your teen begins dating and when she's going to be entering the adult world.There is no way around it; your teenager is going to want to date.When he or she does, you’ll have to step up to the plate with some parenting skills.So you'll need to provide guidance that can help her be successful in her future relationships.Whether she experiences some serious heartbreak, or she's a heart breaker, adolescence is when teens learn about romance.Don't listen in on every phone call and don't read every social media message.Of course, those rules don't necessarily apply if you have valid safety concerns.
It's the coercion and control that borders on real-world violence." And sometimes, the abuse involves the exchange of racy photos, a practice called sexting.
(CNN) -- There were no scars, no bruises to indicate the abuse Allyson Pereira, a 16-year-old high school sophomore in New Jersey, had suffered. She said he gave her an offer: Text him a naked picture of herself, and he would get back together with her. Pereira, who was featured in the MTV anti-digital dating abuse campaign, "A Thin Line," in December, has been speaking out against the growing problem of digital dating abuse among teens.
Her emotional pain was caused by her high school boyfriend, who blitzed her with cruel comments via instant messages, e-mails and My Space, calling her ugly and accusing her of cheating. Pereira, now 21, regrets sending her boyfriend the topless picture that was subsequently forwarded to other students in her high school. In the MTV documentary, Pereira's parents and friends also warned about the consequences of sexting photos like the one that caused Pereira such pain.
The 24/7 technology enables the abusive partner to stalk the other person after school and on weekends, he said.
Jennings said social networking, which can connect hundreds and thousands of students, gives the abusive partner more leverage.