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This research is being conducted by Dr. Jessica Eckstein, faculty in the Communication Department at Western Connecticut State University. The study explores people’s opinions about ways technology can be used in romantic relationships. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this research is entirely voluntary. You must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate. The survey contains items about you and your opinions about ways people may experience harm from technological behaviors used by romantic partners. There are no direct benefits to you from participating. However, the info you provide may help us better understand how technology is used to harm others.

Your information is entirely anonymous. You don’t have to answer any questions you don’t want to answer, and you can stop the survey or ask questions at any time. If you choose to contact me, I won’t retain your contact info and it will not be linked to your survey in any way.

The results of this study may be used for publication in academic journals or presentation at academic conferences, but there's no info that could identify you.

Feel free to print a copy of this consent page for your records.

If you want to speak to a counselor, to learn more about relational violence, or to learn more about resources available in your community, you can contact (1-800-799-SAFE/7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224) or access ( the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You may also wish to access the Technology Safety website of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) (

If you have questions about the study, you may contact me [email:]. This research project has been reviewed and approved by the WCSU Institutional Review Board. If you have questions concerning the rights of the subjects involved in the study, please contact our IRB at and reference study #1920-91 (approved until December, 2020).

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* By clicking to proceed, you agree to the following:
- I am 18 years of age or older.
- I have read & understand this consent info & agree to participate in this study.

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