About Abuse

Information for Teens

June 21, 2012

My boyfriend/girlfriend is writing mean things on my Facebook page. What should I do?

Many people have profiles on Facebook or other websites and use these social networking sites to stay connected to friends, post pictures and share information. If you are in an abusive relationship, the abuser may be using your Facebook page in harmful ways against you. S/he may be stalking you, using your password to log in as you and post messages, or writing mean or harmful things on your “wall.”  S/he may also be spreading pictures or hurtful comments about you to others by using Facebook or other social networking sites. It may be a good idea to deactivate your account for awhile until you feel safe again, but if you plan on staying on Facebook or other sites, go to our Safety with Social Media page for information on what steps you can take.