News | Topic: Abuse

Many Teen Girls Pressured By Partners To Get Pregnant

Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Read the article here.

5 Body Safety Rules Every 5-Year-Old Should Know

It seems like the number of things you need to talk to your children about in order to keep them safe just keeps growing! One issue that should be at the top of your list is protecting kids from sexual abuse. Read the article here.

Is “After” The New “50 Shades of Grey” For Kids?

The movie “After” is coming to the big screen, originally written online as a Harry Styles fan fiction series. Read more about the movie here.

Penn State Updates Course On Drinking And Sexual Violence, Aiming To Keep Students ‘Safe & Aware’

Penn State recently revamped its online course for incoming freshmen. Students learn about alcohol safety and sexual violence. Read the article here.

The Sin Of Silence: The Epidemic Of Denial About Sexual Abuse In The Evangelical Church

From the article in The Washington Post:

“So many Christian churches in the United States do so much good — nourishing the soul, comforting the sick, providing services, counseling congregants, teaching Jesus’s example, and even working to fight sexual abuse and harassment. But like in any community of faith, there is also sin — often silenced, ignored and denied — and it is much more common than many want to believe. It has often led to failures by evangelicals to report sexual abuse, respond appropriately to victims and change the institutional cultures that enabled the abuse in the first place.”

Read the rest of the article here.

I Was Sold On Backpage.com: The Story Of Jane Doe

Backpage has been shut down in a collaborative effort between the FBI and other government agencies. However, to give this victory meaning we need to understand how child sex trafficking impacts all of us. Read the article here.

What You Should Tell Your Kids About Dating Violence

Dr. Gregory Ramey shares helpful tips on talking with your kids about dating violence, and points to the necessity of having this conversation. Read the full article here.

Talking To Your Young Athletes About Sex Abuse

With abuse occurring at such an alarming rate, parents must remain vigilant, educating themselves and their children about the danger signs. Read the article here.

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women And Sexual Coercion

Many girls feel pressured to comply with requests to send naked photos of themselves to boys who demand them. Read the article here.

For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed

In the sex education class for adults with intellectual disabilities, the material is not watered down. Read the article here.

Same-Sex Attraction And Me

Tammy Perlmutter shares her experience in this blog post from Harvest USA. Read it here.

Teen Girls Suffer From Digital Dating Abuse

Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara have found teens experience digital dating abuse at similar rates, but girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses.

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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.

Online Pornography Warping Adolescent Brains

Addiction, unhealthy relationships and rising levels of sexual abuse in youth is the reality of easy access to pornographic material. Read the full article here.

Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses

Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.

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Pediatricians Call It What It Is – Child Abuse

The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse.

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Snapchat Account Provides Free Counseling For Teens in Abusive Relationships

Snapchat, the photo-message app that has quickly become mainstream not only for teens but big brands as well, now features an account created to help teens in abusive relationships. Because Snapchat offers a social platform with a lot of privacy, it’s an avenue for teens to receive counseling without their significant others being able to look at their social profiles.

Read the article here. 

#ThatsNotLove Campaign Helps Teens Spot Signs of Relationship Abuse

The One Love Foundation, started by the parents of a college student who was beaten to death by her boyfriend, are on a mission to help teens and young adults know the signs of an abusive relationship.

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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.

Read the article and get the statistics here.