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February is Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Awareness Month.
One of the issues that’s raising concern for advocates and workers is constant texting – the practice of continually checking in on a partner and demanding to know his or her whereabouts and what he or she is doing.
It’s sometimes called “textual harassment.”
Escobar says that while it may seem this type of abuse would typically be committed by boys, that’s not always the case.
“We have a cultural stereotype that girls can’t be abusers,” she told Here & Now’s Robin Young. “Anyone, anytime can be an abuser or a victim.”