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Long Island Lawyer Explains Digital Dating Abuse—What You Need to Know to Protect Your Teen

Teen dating abuse has long been a problem, but today's technology has provided many new methods that a growing number of teens are using to torment and victimize their boyfriends or girlfriends. As technology grows and becomes more widespread--go to any school on Long Island, and you'll see students with mobile phones, iTouch's, and apps for Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites all at the touch of a finger-it is more important than ever for parents to understand the technology and make sure their child has the tools to recognize abuse and get help.

What is Digital Dating Abuse?
Digital Dating Abuse includes:
• Sending excessive or harassing texts or emails
• Manipulating a social networking page, or flooding a page with negative posts and comments
• "Sexting," which is sending nude photos or inappropriate messages

This abuse can take place during a relationship or after a breakup. It's important for teens and their parents to understand that this is abuse and have the tools to fight back. It is important to talk to your child and find out if they have a boyfriend or girlfriend that is using technology to abuse them, and provide them with tools to fight back and protect themselves. This may include legal recourse. The law office of Goldstein and Bashner has a long history of representing abuse victims and we invite anyone who thinks their child may be a victim to contact our offices for a free consultation.

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We'll sit down with you and answer any questions you have, explain the legal process, and let you know what you can expect from your case.

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