"Now, with the technology that is out there, instead of taking a picture and passing it around the classroom, it's online, which is a whole different ball game.Teen dating violence means physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or technological conduct by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control a dating partner, regardless of whether that relationship is continuing or has concluded or the number of interactions between the individuals involved.
Physical abuse does not have to leave a mark or a bruise.
Examples: • Scratching • Punching • Biting • Kicking • Pinching • Pulling hair • Choking • Strangling • Spitting Sexual Abuse: Any sexual behavior that is unwanted or interferes with the other person’s right to say “no” to sexual advances.
"You name it, they will do it at their home under this perceived anonymity."Westerville Central High School senior Jerome Ray said he's received such unsolicited messages, including one from a classmate while he was sitting with his girlfriend."A lot more girls are aggressive," said Ray, 18.
"Some girls are crazy and they are putting themselves out there."Candice Kelsey, a teacher from California, said some teenage girls think they have to be provocative to get boys' attention. Jewish kids are doing it."Male teens are also doing it.
Examples: • Unwanted kissing or touching • Date rape • Forcing someone to go further sexually than he or she wants to • Unwanted rough or violent sexual activity • Not letting someone use birth control or protection against sexually transmitted infections • Forcing someone to pose for still or video images while partially or fully nude or while performing sexual acts • Forcing someone to watch others engaging in sexual acts in real life or in still or video images • Coercing someone to take nude or sexual images of him/herself and share them • Forcing someone to expose him/herself sexually to others or in public • Forcing someone to wear or not wear items of clothing (such as underwear) • Videotaping or recording a sexual act or nude image of someone without their knowledge or consent • Sending someone unsolicited and unwelcomed sexual images • Altering an image of a person to make it appear that they were posing in the nude or engaging in sexual activities Verbal/Emotional Abuse: Saying or doing something to the other person that causes the person to be afraid and/or have lower self-esteem.
Trying to manipulate or control the person’s feelings or behaviors.
The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens' courtship behavior, police and school officials said.
The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites."I've seen everything from your basic striptease to sexual acts being performed," said Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin, a member of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force of Central Ohio.
This can include online posts or digital communications designed to threaten, harass, or embarrass someone.