Kaylee didn’t understand it at the time, but Jacob’s possessiveness wasn’t cute, and the relentless attention he gave her wasn’t affectionate. And unfortunately, what happened to Kaylee is not unique.From red flags placed alongside the library to a “Wear Orange” day – Millersville University will hold a variety of events during February which is “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” The entire month is in memory of Karlie Hall, the Millersville freshman who died February 8, 2015 in her residence hall on campus.Goofy inside-joke videos she posted, tagging only him.Supportive-girlfriend status updates about how he’s killing it on the soccer field this year.“Teen dating violence has many different dynamics using a wide range of tactics including the need for control,” said Alejandro Palacios, a trainer at the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (AZCADV).“Other tactics include use of isolation, controlling who he/she speaks to and what they wear.” Zoe’s relationship got so out of control that she had to block her ex-boyfriend on seven different forms of communication including Facebook, two e-mail addresses, Instagram etc.Digital dating abuse is a form of verbal and/or emotional abuse, particularly among teens, which can include unwanted, repeated calls or text messages, pressure to send nude or private pictures or videos, and the use of social networking sites such as Facebook to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Red flags were placed on campus this week as part of the red flag campaign, and will remain up through Feb. Other events this month include: For more information about the Center for Health Education and Promotion and Karlie’s Angels, please visit
If parents, teachers, and teens are not aware of the significance of teen dating violence, they will not understand the importance of educating teens.
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There were no photos showing her embarrassment when she bailed on her friends—again—because Jacob “sweetly” wanted her all to himself.
And you’d definitely have zero clue that those flowers were one of his many “I’m sorry” gifts after he berated her for posting a photo he didn’t like online or accused her of cheating.
For more information about The Red Flag Campaign, please visit
Digital dating abuse is the use of technology such as texting and social media to stalk, harass or intimidate a partner.
This behavior is a form of emotional or verbal abuse that is being perpetrated in an online setting.
Any teen or young adult can experience abuse, violence or unhealthy behaviors in their dating relationships.