We’ve all heard the stories about teens and sexting, texting and diatribes on Facebook.

But what hasn’t been fully understood is how abusive technology can become, especially in teen dating relationships.

In this situation, neither the father nor daughter is taking responsibility to try and repair the relationship.

“But what we didn’t anticipate was the overlap that we found with other forms of teen dating violence.” Study Specifics The Urban Institute study delivers some startling statistics concerning teens and digital dating abuse.

According to the study, girls in a relationship are digitally victimized more often than boys, especially when the abuse is sexual.

This divide widens when the reported abuse involves sexual behavior.

The most prevalent form of digital abuse is tampering with a partner’s social media account.

For a healthy relationship to occur, both have to take responsibility to come up to the line and do what they are both responsible for in that relationship.

The hard part in assessing family boundaries is deciding what belongs to me and what belongs to another person in the family.

In a balanced system, each person takes full responsibility for what belongs to them in order to make that relationship work properly.

A balanced boundary system could be visualized by a line the separates two people.

Another example of boundary problems would be a father who gets into an argument with his teenage daughter.

Instead of trying to work it out after the emotions have settled down, the father and daughter go days without speaking but drop obvious hints along the way that they are still upset with each other. This type of boundary problem arises when someone chooses to default on their responsibility or expects someone else to take it for them.

Problems occur when the parents are unclear of where boundaries should exist.