Teens can call in for help at the hot line and web site "Love is Respect.." Allyson Pereira also continues raising awareness about digital dating abuse.
She recently graduated from community college with a degree in elementary education.
The study examined 4,400 responses from 11- to 18-year-old students in one school district in the southern U. The study's authors say this is one of the first attempts to quantify how often digital dating abuse is occurring among teens.
Therapy and time has helped her move past the digital abuse she endured.
One afternoon, she offered some advice on what teens should do if they are victims of digital dating violence.
The abuse online and through cell phones can sometimes turn into physical violence, she warned.
Since digital abuse does not leave physical marks on their children, parents may be clueless about the abuse.
In some instances, the victims, usually teenage girls, receive as many as 40 texts a day with negative messages from their partner.
"She is required to keep her cell phone on all day, all night and be receptive," Murray explains.
Abusive teens may also exert their control by preventing their partners from using technology, experts say.
About 10 percent of teens interviewed say a romantic partner stopped them from using a computer or cell phone.
With access to so many friends online, the abuser can post a damaging message online about their significant other or make threats to do so.