News | Topic: Sexual Coercion

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.

Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents

Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.

New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking

How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. 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.

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.

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.

MN Study Says Teens At Risk Of Being ‘Sexploited’

At least 5,000 high school teens have been affected by sexual exploitation according to Minnesota’s first estimates. Read the article here.

‘We’re constantly asked for pictures’: Teen Researches Why Sending Naked Pics Is Now Normal

Kiona Osowski’s Grade 12 research project started with a question, based on her own experiences as a 17-year-old teenager: why are girls so often asked for nude photos? 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.

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.

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.

Police Warn Parents Of Social Media’s Role In Human Trafficking

Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in big cities, it happens everywhere and a big part, according to Michigan State Police, is because of social media. Read the article here.