Through a variety of online platforms we seek old and new friends, business partnerships and collaborations, employers and employees and of course, we seek candidates for those relationships most dear to us, romantic relationships.
This chapter cannot attempt to address the vast area of how technology changes the ways in which we interact in all of our relationships, but rather will focus on the influence of technology and the Internet on our romantic relationships, in particular how we find those relationships through online dating.
This study reveals that the digital realm is one part of a broader universe in which teens meet, date and break up with romantic partners.
Online spaces are used infrequently for meeting romantic partners, but play a major role in how teens flirt, woo and communicate with potential and current flames. 10 through March 16, 2015; 16 online and in-person focus groups with teens were conducted in April 2014 and November 2014.
Young people value the support, trust, and closeness they experience in romantic relationships.
In fact, teens have more conflicts with their parents and peers than with romantic partners, though conflict within romantic relationships increases with age.
Relationships can support sexual development, an important part of growing to adulthood.
While these lessons can often provide a valuable foundation for long-term relationships in adulthood, they are also important contributors to growth, resilience, and happiness in the teen years.
Through small group and large group discussion, youth are asked to look at pictures and talk about the similarities and differences between romantic relationships and other relationships and to identify strategies for dealing with challenging relationships.
To view this lesson click here: Source: ETR Re CAPP Website Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: Not indicated Date Published: 2004 Summary: This lesson engages students in a variety of activities designed to help them evaluate and give advice about romantic and sexual relationships between teen females and adult men.
Adolescence is a time of incredibly physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships – especially romantic ones – are a major social focus for many youth.
Understanding the role social and digital media play in these romantic relationships is critical, given how deeply enmeshed these technology tools are in lives of American youth and how rapidly these platforms and devices change.
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