TECHNOLOGY

Text Messages Catalysts For Dating Violence

08/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Texting has made it easy for people to instantly contact each other, and, for teenagers especially, has become the primary means of telecommunication. This convenience, however, has also made it all too easy for disgruntled exes, overprotective boyfriends and psychologically unstable lovers to passively keep track of their significant others. When a relationship hits a patch of turbulence or a batch of texts goes unanswered, innocent texting can quickly become 'textual harassment,' and things can turn violent.

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