News | Topic: Sexual Abuse

Teens Sexually Assaulted In High School Team Hazing

The parents of two teenage boys filed a federal lawsuit alleging their sons were sexually assaulted in a hazing tradition by older players on their suburban Chicago high school football team, and that three adult coaches were aware and even had a nickname for the ritual. Read the article here.

‘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.

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.

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.

Trafficking Teens: What Warning Signs Parents Need To Know

The average age of a child bought and sold for sex is just 13-years-old, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Read the article here.

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.

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.

#EveryonesInvited: Over Half Of Girls Have Been Sexually Harassed At School

Launched in June 2020, the #EveryonesInvited movement has been hailed “#MeToo for schools.” Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

Fed-Up Teens Are Outing Their Rapists On TikTok

Social media may feel like some women’s only route to justice. Read the article here.

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.

Is Your Child At Risk For Harmful Sexual Behavior?

Solid advice for prevention and resources from a juvenile judge. Read the article here.

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.

Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely To Bully, Commit Sexual Violence

Coping mechanisms that help adolescents thrive and do well, even in the face of stress and adversity, are important to preventing interpersonal violence. Read the article here.

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.

What Parents Need To Know About Sexual Grooming

Understanding the stages of sexual grooming can help to protect your child. Read the article here.

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.

When 6th Graders Can Access Rape Porn On Their Smartphones, School Becomes Toxic

No 11-year-old should have to deal with, or even know, about things like this. Read the article here.