Youth Activism & Technology

Fall is an exciting time at Break the Cycle; we are busy helping youth activists complete their summer projects and begin new projects for the school year. This year our youth activists raised the bar of innovation by using technology to raise awareness of teen dating violence.

Is your Teen Staying Safe Online?

The ever-growing popularity of online communities like MySpace and Facebook are raising concerns and eyebrows of parents everywhere, like a California couple whose teenage daughter developed a relationship online with a much older man.

When Kristen’s mother discovered that she had been talking romantically with a man on MySpace, she confiscated her computer and denied her internet privileges, hoping their relationship would end. However, Kristen continued to speak with him using computers outside of her home.

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