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Healthy Relationships

Youth in this digital world meet and form relationships in-person, but also online. These resources are helpful for parents, educators, and professionals to understand controlling or unhealthy behaviors in relationships.

Building Healthy Relationships

When youth are in an unhealthy digital relationship, it can be difficult to see abusive behaviors. It can be even more difficult to leave a relationship once they know it's abusive. 

In today’s digital age, youth often communicate with their significant other via text, FaceTime, or Snapchat. Because of this, unhealthy relationships have taken on a new form. When we think of dating abuse, our mind often goes to physical or verbal abuse or violence. Today, unhealthy relationships can include sending excessive texts, demanding inappropriate images, using GPS tracking apps, and spying through fake social accounts.

Adults probably have conversations with their children about not engaging in certain activities, such as sending nudes. However, do adults talk to their children about not requesting nudes from others? Probably not as much. That’s why it’s important to have conversations about digital dating. 

Both in-school and at home, it’s necessary for adults to be aware of unhealthy relationship signs and what they can do to help youth in abusive relationships. 

Healthy Relationships

When youth are in relationships, they may not be aware of red flags or abusive behaviors. These resources are helpful for understanding dating red flags, knowing unhealthy dating signs, and learning what is considered an abusive relationship in-person and online.

Love is Respect

Love is Respect

Love is Respect shares many resources to use with individuals in unhealthy relationships. For instance, they have an online quiz that “scores” relationships to identify any unhealthy relationship warning signs.

Very Well Mind

Very Well Mind

This article by Very Well Mind defines what digital dating abuse is, teaches readers how to stay digitally safe, and what to do if they experience digital dating abuse.

The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization

The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization

The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization was started by Dr. Gary Cuccia, father of Demi Brae Cuccia, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend at the age of 16. His mission is to educate youth, parents, communities, and schools about teen dating violence and how to prevent it. DemiBrae offers resources to determine dating red flags.