According to Wikipedia Human Rights Watch defines "honor killings" as " Honor killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family. A woman can be targeted by (individuals within) her family for a variety of reasons, including: refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce—even from an abusive husband—or (allegedly) committing adultery. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that "dishonors" her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life"
Girls and boys chatting and posting photographs on social networking sites could potentially be a trigger for "honour killing" or domestic violence not amounting to death. In the future, as the younger generation embraces the Internet sharing of information that could potential trigger such situations will rise. The number of recorded honour killings is less that 5000 a year, but the incidents of domestic violence as a result of lack of privacy on social networking is largely unrecorded.