You deserve to be in a safe and healthy relationship, whether in person or online. If your partner is digitally abusive, know their behavior is not acceptable and could be illegal. Check out our tips below for staying safe on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and others.
ONLINE ABUSE OR HARASSMENT
LEAVING AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
YOUR FRIENDS’ SAFETY
If your friend is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, be careful what you post about them. Pictures, locations, check-ins — even simple statements can be used to control or hurt them. If you’re unsure of what’s ok to post, get your friend’s permission before you click “Share.”
You don’t have to give up your devices or online presence if digital dating violence is happening to you. It’s possible to use technology safely. Talk to your local anti-violence worker about how.
©2019 BC Society of Transition Houses, Technology Safety Project.
Adapted from Loveisrespect at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, United States.