In this case in our studies, there were not huge differences.
Dating violence often starts with small acts, like teasing and name-calling.
“Social media allows for more opportunities to receive supportive assistance, sometimes from complete strangers, without fear of additional judgment,” Doherty said.
“However, social media could also be a negative factor, depending on what is ‘shared’ with the public.”Taylor said he and his team couldn’t say for sure if teen dating violence is on the rise, but they could draw some conclusions.“We don’t have data at this point, at least from a national level, to really say from a scientific standpoint whether the problem’s gotten worse or not,” Taylor said.
And the other finding we had as well was there was a strong overlap between victimization and perpetration.”Social factors such as peer pressure, cultural expectations, family influences and personal biases can perpetuate abuse.
But one factor that’s becoming more and more of an influence on dating abuse, both positively and negatively, is social media.