News | Topic: Sexual Abuse
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.
Jun 18, 2019
Teen Vogue Encourages Children To Explore Prostitution As A Career
On April 26, Teen Vogue posted an article titled “Why Sex Work is Real Work” by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng. Read a response to that article and access the original 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.
Dec 13, 2018
Young Aussies Taught To Properly Ask For Consent In Sex-Ed Ad
A new sex-education ad being rolled out across NSW aims to teach young people how to properly ask for and recognize consent. Read the article and view the video here.
Jul 31, 2018
Studies Reveal Revenge Porn Survivors Suffer Similar Trauma As Sexual Assault Survivors
Nonconsensual pornography is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown substantially in the past few years and involves uploading nude or semi-nude images/videos of a person online without their consent. 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.
May 7, 2018
Sexual abuse is a serious problem, both in North America and all around the world. Read the blog post from Jim Burns of HomeWord here.
Apr 25, 2018
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.
Feb 8, 2018
Fifty Shades Of Abuse: 5 Lies Every Girl Needs To Recognize And Reject
Normalize the exploitation of women, rake in the money, and ignore the social consequence! It’s a pattern that’s been used by the porn industry since Playboy was first introduced. Read the entire article here.
Jan 24, 2018
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.
Jan 19, 2018
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.
Jan 19, 2018
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.
Jan 9, 2018
5 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Sex Trafficking In Your Daily Life
While there are plenty of awesome organizations around the world fighting sex trafficking, from governmental agencies to non-profits, it’s easy to wonder, “What can I do?” Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2017
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.
Jul 28, 2017
Same-Sex Attraction And Me
Tammy Perlmutter shares her experience in this blog post from Harvest USA. Read it here.
Jun 12, 2017
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.
Mar 29, 2017
Sex Abuse Linked to Early Puberty
Numerous studies have linked maltreatment to negative psychological developments in kids, but the latest research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reveals that abuse may also affect physical growth and sexual development.
Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2017
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.