News | Topic: Violence

‘Synthetic Pot’ Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn.

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Teens Who Have Casual Sex ‘Are More Likely To Sexually Harass Others’

At least half of middle and high schoolers have experienced some form of harassment. Read the article here.

Abuse Among Dating Teens Is Tough To Detect, Adults Warned

Teenage abuse and assault victims tend to be less likely than adults to ask for help, said Annette Scott, director of advocacy at S.A.F.E House in Henderson. 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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Teens Could Face Ten Years in Prison Under Proposed Dating-Violence Bill

Teen advocates in South Carolina say teens are not well protected from dating violence under the current law, and a new bill would require schools to address dating violence in sex ed class and would make dating violence a felony.

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How to Tell if Your Teen Daughter’s Relationship is Unhealthy

Warning signs of emotional and verbal abuse are not always as clear as signs of physical abuse. Here’s how to tell if your daughter may be in an unsafe situation.

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Dating Violence: Peer Education Offers Strong Dose of Prevention

When it comes to preventing dating violence, peer to peer relations greatly enhance the process. When teens or young adults act as educators and resources for their peers, the conversation is set on a level playing field rather than a top down approach.

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Teen Dating Violence is Target of New CDC Program

Federal health officials are introducing a new program aimed at reducing teen dating violence.

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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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Pornography Leads to Sexual Aggression, New Study Says

A meta-analysis assessing 22 different studies from seven different countries around the world warns that consumption of pornography is significantly linked to increases in sexual aggression, both verbal and physical.
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Teen Sex Linked to Dating Violence

A study of physical violence by sociologists at Bowling Green University identifies sexual intimacy as a key aspect of teen romances that involve violence.

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Teens, Sex And Trouble

It’s terrific that athletes and celebrities are doing their part to educate teens about the issue of sexual violence. There are others, however, that also have the attention of teens, but that are not helping the situation.

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