Lets get started: 1) Marriage is a Sham: While we have a humorous version of our take on marriage in the form of a pitchbook, it is still the truth. You’re going to pay higher taxes to the good old government if you’re in the higher income tax bracket!
Marriage is just a way to siphon money from you, by taking advantage of your emotions. Unfortunately, if you say these comments publicly, you’ll be ridiculed as a “monster”.
And the scariest part is that these kids rarely ask anyone for help, even their friends. My colleague Meredith Dank and I spent the past two years examining the role technology plays in teen dating abuse.
We set out to learn how perpetrators use digital means to hurt their partners, when they do it, and what victims do, or don't do, about it.
This is what I think about when I read news stories describing young people falling victim to abusive partners only to have investigators unearth a long history of digital harassment afterward.
The story that got the most media attention in recent years involved two student athletes at the University of Virginia, but there have also been haunting reports involving even younger couples.
If being an adolescent isn’t complicated enough, trying to begin and maintain friendships across physical and digital spaces can make things a lot harder.
Take for example, at the moment I’m listening in on a conversation between my wife and my 12-year-old daughter who is having a “problem” with another 7th grade girlfriend repeatedly commenting on Instagram about why my daughter is changing her eye color in her selfies.Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.[x]81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.[iii]An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e.unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way).In particular, we lack data on diverse and marginalized populations—such as the Asian–Pacific Islander, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities—who often face multiple barriers to disclosing abuse and accessing help.Better data about the proportion of these groups being victimized and the experiences they are having could help service providers reach these groups, better meet their needs, and ultimately reduce domestic violence.for young people begs the question of whether their digital behavior with mobile apps and social media can throw an emotional wrench in the works?