News | Topic: Sexual Coercion

Fathers Warns Parents About Popular App After His 7-Year-Old Daughter Is Asked To Send Suggestive Photos

When Brad Summer’s 7-year-old daughter, Madison, was asked by a stranger to send nude pictures of herself through a popular music app, he knew he had to warn other parents about the dangers of social media. Read the article here.

Posters Promising ‘Jobs’ Used To Lure Teens Into Human Trafficking

A St. Louis group that shelters homeless and at-risk teens is warning the public about a new human trafficking recruitment tool appearing in the city. Read the article here.

Teens Invent ‘Smart Straw’ To Combat Date Rape

Three teenagers have developed a “Smart Straw,” which detects common date rape drugs in drinks. Read the article here.

Facebook Deals With Massive Revenge Porn, Sextortion Allegations

Every month Facebook considers nearly 54,000 cases of suspected revenge porn or sexual extortion on its platform says a new story from the Guardian.com. Read the article here.

What You Need to Know About the ‘Red Zone,’ When Campus Sexual Assaults Spike

The “red zone” is a period from the beginning of fall semester to about Thanksgiving break when sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses seem to spike. Although every student, regardless of age or gender, is at risk, freshman females are the most vulnerable.

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A Hostile System? How Colleges are Responding to Campus Sexual Assaults

As college students cope with concerns about grades and fitting in, they are also confronting one of the most painful issues playing out on their campuses every day — sexual assault.

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Rape Culture and Hookup Culture Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The ideology of the hookup culture sets everyone up to be a victim by luring students into the vast expanse of sexual gray area, then telling them it’s black and white.

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Sexual Violence Isn’t Just A College Problem. It Happens In K-12 Schools, Too.

Sexual assault has become a dominant topic on the nation’s college campuses in recent years, but it has largely remained a hidden issue in elementary, middle and high schools, where parents assume their children are supervised and safe.

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Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too

Contrary to what many people may think, teenage boys commonly suffer dating violence — including physical and emotional abuse, a new U.S. government study finds.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and a great opportunity to talk to your kids about this important topic that impacts 1 in 3 U.S. teens.

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FBI Tries New Approach in Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Fight

For the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game to give them a way out and get them to turn against their traffickers.

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Campus Sex…With a Syllabus

Education about consent is in high demand on college campuses, particularly because men and women are still confused as to its definition.

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What A Massive Sexual Assault Survey Found at 27 Top U.S. Universities

The Association of American Universities on Monday released the overall results of a survey that asked students at 27 universities about their experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct, drawing responses from more than 150,000 students.

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1 in 4 College Women Report Unwanted Sexual Contact, New Survey Says

A quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college.

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What Girls Should Demand

Melissa Edgington posts a powerful reminder for girls on her website “Your Mom Has A Blog.” Read the blog post here.

Old Dominion University’s Sigma Nu Frat Suspended During Probe Into Sexually Suggestive Signs

Crass, sexually suggestive banners “welcoming” freshmen women to a Virginia college last week have sparked outrage and led to the suspension of at least one of the school’s fraternities.

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Lost Innocence: Why Girls Are Having Rough Sex at 12

Teenage girls are under more sexual pressure than ever before, so it’s time to stop judging and start helping them.

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Rape Is Common Among Female College Freshmen, Study Shows

A new study of first-year women at a large private university in the Northeastern U.S. reveals that many freshman women have suffered some form of rape.

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Blackmailers Trade Nude Pics Like Baseball Cards on the ‘Dark Web’

Hackers are breaking into webcams and emails and social networks to gain access to intimate images. They then threaten to make the images public, and share them with the victim’s friends and family, if she does not comply.

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Pornography: Young Children and Teens Who Send Sex Images Risk Mental Problems

Leading psychiatrist warns ‘sexting’ and cyberbullying could have unforeseen consequences in later life. Read the article here.