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Text Messages a New Form of Abuse

Text Messages a New Form of Abuse



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(KSL News) -- A new study reveals a new weapon of choice for teenage abusers involved in relationships.

Research funded by Liz Claiborne shows teenagers use cell phone text messages and email to communicate abuse. Psychologists say the tactic is a severe form of abuse.

Jill Murray, Psychotherapist: "The abuser has no respect whatsoever for his partner's need to sleep, need to be away from him for a little bit, so he's in her head all of the time."

Domestic violence groups have launched a web site and a 24-hour telephone hot line to help teens in trouble.

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