Teens use gadgets for stalking

Posted on Saturday, Feb 17 2007 @ 07:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gizmodo published some results from a survey this week:
* 30 percent said they've been text messaged or e-mailed 10, 20 or 30 times an hour by a partner wanting to check up on them.
* 18 percent said their partner used a social-networking site to harass them.
* 17 percent said their partner made them "afraid not to respond to a cellphone call, e-mail, IM or text message."
* 10 percent said they had been threatened in calls or messages.
* 58 percent of parents whose teens were physically assaulted by their partner did not know it had happened.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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