Are frequent texts just chatting and checking in, or are they an attempt to control?
But you can be in an important position to influence your child’s behavior if he or she is violent, so it’s important to be aware of these warning signs as well.
Cell phones, messaging and social networks are intended for communication and social interaction.
In evaluating your child’s experience with these technologies ask them to consider the difference between communication and monitoring.
It is also important to note that “dating” is a term that adults tend to use to identify romantic relationships between young people; accordingly, that’s the term that we use in describing these dynamics on this page.
However, teens use a range of terms to characterize their romantic relationships; common terms include—hanging out, hooking up, going out, crushing, flirting, seeing, etc.