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Practical guide • Cyberviolence in Teen Intimate Relationships

17 March 2023

Tool's Title
Cyberviolence in Teen Intimate Relationships []

✎ English
✎ French

Target Audiences
• Teenagers
• People in parental/family roles

• Practical guide
• Videos

Between 1 and 2 minutes per video

Conception by
Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes

Release Date and Last Update
March 2019 (no update as of the review date)

Today’s adolescents were born into a world dominated by the Internet and social media. It’s second nature for them to text their friends while they’re in class, sitting around the family dinner table, crossing the street, riding public transport or lying in bed in the middle of the night. Young people are plugged in 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With their smartphones, tablets and computers, they can create networks of friends that are never more than a click away.

Although the many advantages of information and communication technology cannot be denied, the fact remains that those same technologies can become effective weapons of control and violence when used for the wrong purpose. Cyberviolence in dating relationships is becoming increasingly widespread among girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 17, and many parents feel distraught and unprepared to deal with this new development. Others want to be

better informed so that they can help their children protect themselves against the possibility of violence. 

We have prepared this guide for every parent who wants to be better equipped to deal with this disturbing phenomenon. The four accompanying animated videos, available on the Facebook page or the YouTube channel of the Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes, illustrate several of the main points presented in the guide. Why not find an opportunity to watch them with your teenaged child? They might be just what you need to get the ball rolling for an open dialogue about prevention and support.

The guide and videos have been prepared to:

  • make you aware of the forms that cyberviolence takes in teen intimate relationships and its consequences
  • inform you of the workings of the youth justice system in the area of cyberviolence in dating relationships and the related provisions under the Criminal Code
  • provide you with practical advice and resources that can help you and your child
    give you the tools you need to better support your child.

*** Note that this description was written by the Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes. ***

Official Reference
Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes. (2019). Cyberviolence in Teen Intimate Relationships.

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Clarifications by the Review Team
cyberviolence, technology, social network, teen, romantic relationship, sexting, victim, police, reporting, court proceeding, testimonial, resource


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