Are you the parent of a teenager? The AQPV has created some tools that may be of interest to you. These tools have been prepared to:
- make you aware of the forms that cyberviolence takes in teen intimate relationships and its consequences
- inform you of the workings of the youth justice system in the area of cyberviolence in dating relationships and the related provisions under the Criminal Code
- provide you with practical advice and resources that can help you and your child
- give you the tools you need to better support your child.
No one can deny the many advantages of communication technology, but when that technology is used for the wrong purposes, it can become a formidable weapon of control and violence.
Cyber violence in the context of romantic relationships is becoming increasingly common among adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17.
As a parent, it’s normal to feel unprepared and overwhelmed on learning that your child is involved in a situation of cyber violence. Many parents would like to be better informed. This guide has been prepared to inform parents and provide reliable facts on this disturbing phenomenon.
Consult our five fact sheets on cyber violence in adolescent dating relationships.
- What form does cyberviolence take in teen dating relationships?
- What are the signs that a teen is being cybervictimized by their boyfriend or girlfriend?
- What are the consequences of cyberviolence in teen dating relationships?
- Many behaviours associated with cyberviolence in the context of a dating relationship are considered crimes
- Many resources exist for parents seeking to help their child deal with cyberviolence in the context of a dating relationship