Teen dating violence [187KB, 2Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.
Writing to members on Monday, Markus Frind, the Canadian founder of Plenty of Fish (POF), said that he had been forced to make a series of changes to its membership rules because too many male users are harassing women for sex.
All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. The risk of having unhealthy relationships increases for teens who: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
The majority of messages sent outside those age ranges are all about hook-ups,” he wrote.
He added that an estimated two per cent of male members had “started to use POF as more of a hook-up site mostly due to the casual nature of mobile phone use,” following the increasing popularity of smart phone apps among the site’s users.
One 21-year-old female user told she joined Po F because she was intrigued after a number of her friends had been using it.