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10 May

The study refers to this as “digital dating abuse” and provides examples: calling or texting more than 50 times a day, or threatening to share embarrassing photos or videos.

The survey found that one in three dating college students had shared e-mail, computer, cellphone or social network passwords with a significant other.

“It’s hard to know what to look for,” said Jane Randel, senior vice president for corporate communications at Liz Claiborne Inc., which commissioned the survey.

In talking with teens and college students who have dealt with dating violence, Randel said, “they all knew something was wrong, but they didn’t know what to call it.” The company has formulated a free high school curriculum through its Love is Not Abuse initiative.

Just as students are educated on the dangers of drinking and drug use, Randel said, they should be better prepared for relationships.

They created a similar curriculum for college students last year after the brutal beating death of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love.

Just like other forms of dating abuse, it can be difficult for students to discern when digital communication becomes unhealthy: Is he calling and texting so much because he cares — or because he is controlling?

In the next few minutes, my phone would not stop ringing.

Today’s college students face potential dating abuse that didn’t exist a generation ago.

Cell phones, e-mail, Facebook and instant messaging have made it easier for abusers to track and harass their victims.

Casteen III urged students to learn from the tragedy.

“If you fear for yourself or for others any form of violence, act,” he said.