News | Topic: Abuse
Jul 26, 2021
‘Anorexia Coach’: Sexual Predators Online Are Targeting Teens Wanting To Lose Weight. Platforms Are Looking The Other Way
There’s no shortage of people online looking to exploit and manipulate the vulnerable among us. One such group is anorexia coaches, or “anacoaches”. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2021
Parents’ Fears Over Sexting And Abuse Among Teenagers
A vivid picture of sexual assaults and harassment in teenagers’ lives has been laid bare in recent months but parents rarely speak about the emotional turmoil they face. Read the article here.
Jun 23, 2021
Millions Of Teens Experience Abusive Relationships. Here’s How Adults Can Help
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26% of women say they experienced intimate partner violence before they were 18. Read the article here.
Apr 20, 2021
Tools For Teens To Call Out Sexual Violence
A sex ed teacher talks about how young people can try to keep themselves safe from sexual assault and be allies to others. Read the article here.
Apr 20, 2021
Child On Child Harmful Sexual Behavior Part 1: A 3-Step Path To Prepare Parents
A guest blog post on Protect Young Minds helps makes parents aware of the realities of harmful sexual behavior brought on by another child. Read the post here.
Mar 1, 2021
The Trouble With Boys: What Lies Behind The Flood Of Teenage Sexual Assault Stories?
Young women are being failed by a society that seems unable – or unwilling – to address rape culture and its grave consequences. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2021
Why I Dread My Teenage Daughters Following Me Into The Ugly World Of Modelling
Constant rejection, predatory photographers, and the lingering fear of sexual assault. CLARE BOYD, who became a model at 15, issues a stark warning. Read the article here.
Dec 23, 2020
Frustrations Grow Over Cheerleading’s Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Cases
USA TODAY interviewed nearly two dozen people who expressed frustration with the way USASF handled their concerns, citing the organization’s drawn-out process and lack of communication. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2020
4 Body Safety Rules To Protect Kids Ages 5-10
Teaching simple body safety rules and empowering kids to reject pornography are powerful ways to safeguard your family. Read the article here.
Aug 12, 2020
Is Your Child At Risk For Harmful Sexual Behavior?
Solid advice for prevention and resources from a juvenile judge. Read the article here.
Jul 20, 2020
Nearly Half Of US Youth Have Been Stalked/Harassed By Partners
A new, first-of-its-kind Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that 48% of 12-18-year-olds who have been in a relationship have been stalked or harassed by a partner, and 42% have stalked or harassed a partner. Read the article here.
Apr 15, 2020
7 Tactics A Child Predator Uses To Lure Kids: Red Flag Phrases Every Parent Needs To Know
Learning about the tactics and tricks child predators use will help parents be more aware. Read the article here.
Mar 11, 2020
Gay Lesbian Teens At High Odds For Physical, Sexual Abuse
Overall, LGBQ teens face roughly twice the risk of physical violence compared with straight youth, the surveys revealed. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2020
Body Language Signs Of Possible Abuse Teens Should Know Before Dating
As parents, you have to teach your teens signs of possible abuse so they can avoid unhealthy relationships. Read the article here.
Dec 20, 2019
Dangers Of Second-Hand Drinking: Teen Drinkers At High Risk Of Assault And Sexual Harassment
More than 70 percent of teenage girls who are risky drinkers report unwanted sexual attention from other drinkers. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2019
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.
Mar 14, 2019
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.
Mar 1, 2019
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.
Jan 24, 2019
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.
Jun 6, 2018
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.