News | Topic: Sexual Abuse

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.

Admissions To ER’s For Adolescent Sexual Abuse Have More Than Doubled

From 2010 to 2016, emergency department admissions for confirmed adolescent sexual abuse in the U.S. doubled, even as rates of child sexual abuse have steadily declined for decades. Read the article here.

Katie Couric’s New Podcast: Teens’ Easy Access To Hardcore Porn Could Hurt Them… Literally

Katie Couric wanted to know why  one in four women are scared during sex. Her short answer: porn. Read the article here.

School Suspends Teens For Rape-Awareness Note, Calls It Bullying

A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Read the report here.

Teens Tried To Catch Man Trying To Solicit Girls For Sex. He Kidnapped One Of Them.

The 17-year-old victim was rescued after she messaged her friends for help, who then called police. Read the story here.

Many U.S. Women Say First Sexual Experience Was Forced In Teens

The study’s results suggest that for 1 in 16 American women — or 3 million — the first sexual encounter was not voluntary. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.