The Cyberbullying Research Center has posted the results of new research showing alarming rates of electronic dating violence — “emotional or psychological harm in a romantic relationship perpetrated through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices.”
Although the data is from the southern US, and not Chicago, the statistics are worth noting:
10% of youth said a romantic partner has prevented them from using a computer or cell phone.
• 6% of boys and girls say their romantic partner posted something publicly online to make fun of, threaten, or embarrass them.
• 10.4% of boys and 9.8% of girls said they received a threatening cell phone message from their romantic partner.
• 5.4% of boys and 3.4% of girls said their romantic partner uploaded or shared a humiliating of harassing picture of them online or through their cell phone
You can read more here.