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Cyberviolence in teen intimate relationships

The project to raise parents’ awareness and provide them with information on cyberviolence in teen dating relationship is aimed at parents of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17.

Objectives

  • Make parents aware of the forms that cyberviolence takes in teen intimate relationships and its consequences
  • Inform them 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 themwith practical advice and resources that can help you and your child
  • Give them the tools you need to better support your child.

This project is made possible with the financial support of Justice Canada.

Information tools








Information guide

No one can deny the many advantages of communication technology, but when that technology is used for the wrong purposes, it can become a weapon of control and violence.

Cyberviolence 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 when learning that your child is involved in a situation of cyberviolence. Many parents would like to be better informed. This guide has been prepared to inform parents and provide reliable facts on this disturbing phenomenon.

View the guide online

Order a paper copy of the guide

Fact sheets

Consult our five fact sheets on cyberviolence in adolescent dating relationships.