Textual harassment: text messages become a growing weapon in dating violence
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 21/06/2010 19:48
Missives from spurned loves arrive in class, at the dinner table, in movie theaters, part of what is called "textual harassment."
The text messages to the 22-year-old Virginia woman arrived during the day and night, sometimes 20 or 30 at once. Her ex-boyfriend wanted her back. He would not be refused. He texted and called 758 times.
In New York, a 17-year-old trying to break up with her boyfriend got fewer messages, but they were menacing. "You don't need nobody else but me," read one. Another threatened to kill her.
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