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It’s new. It’s increasing and it can be dangerous.
Experts are warning of a growing form of domestic violence they call “digital abuse”. It’s when one partner uses technology to control and intimidate their significant other. Mental health professionals say it’s such a new problem you could even be in a digitally abusive relationship and not realize it.
The constant calls, the threatening texts, brittny says her ex-boyfriend’s electronic communication was relentless.
“I was always fearful of not answering my phone when he called and not responding to his text messages.”
After months of high-tech harassment, brittny says she realized she was a victim of “digital domestic abuse” a new problem Psychiatrist Gail Saltz says is growing.