Dating violence and digital abuse prevalent among young people: White Book

GP detection and help for patients may reduce abuse in future relationships, experts say
Professor Kelsey Hegarty
Professor Kelsey Hegarty.

Digital dating violence and coercion, particularly among young adults in casual relationships, is on the rise but may be hard for GPs to detect, new guidance says.

Online or ‘technology-facilitated’ abuse is a growing public health problem, often presenting as mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety and risk-taking behaviours.