Partner abuse is a systematic pattern of behaviors where one person non-consensually uses power to try to control the thoughts, beliefs, actions, body, and/or spirit of a partner.* Partner abuse is also called domestic violence, battering, intimate partner violence, and/or dating abuse. It crosses all social, ethnic, racial, age, and economic lines.
Size, strength, age, politics, gender presentation and expression, or personality does not determine whether someone can be abused or an abuser.
And about 1 in 10 said that a significant other demanded that they unfriend a former boyfriend or girlfriend on social networks.
The survey, conducted for The Associated Press and MTV by Knowledge Networks interviewed 1,247 people between the ages 14 and 24 in what was described as a nationally representative survey.
Technology can also be used by partners to embarrass their significant others by making it possible for partner to details or their relationship online.