Session 4 – The Little Blue Bubble: How Teen Dating Violence Manifests Online

For years, we watched movies and read books about futuristic societies where technology was the center of community. We have arrived. Teen dating violence has moved online, and as our youth continue to spend more
time on social media platforms, their relationships move further from the eyes of their guardians. What is really happening on those screens? How does technology build community while simultaneously creating a platform
for continued and worsening abuse? YWCA staff will discuss teen dating violence and how, in the world hidden within teens’ phones, they experience dating violence and harassment. The presentation will explore how healthy
and abusive relationships occur online, and how online aggression and dating violence influence offline Teen Dating Violence. Attendees can expect to learn how to have conversations about consent, boundaries, and
technology with the youth in their lives and how to support survivors of teen dating violence.