News | Topic: Sexual Coercion
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 29, 2021
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.
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.
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 25, 2021
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.
Jan 18, 2021
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.
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.
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 19, 2020
What Parents Need To Know About Sexual Grooming
Understanding the stages of sexual grooming can help to protect your child. Read the article here.
Feb 10, 2020
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.
Feb 6, 2020
‘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.
Nov 5, 2019
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.
Oct 10, 2019
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.
Sep 17, 2019
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.
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.