News | Topic: Sexual Harassment
Sep 29, 2022
Sexual Predators Are Grooming Young Teens On Wattpad, A Storytelling App Beloved By Gen Z
A Forbes investigation found that Wattpad was a place where sexual predators target and exploit vulnerable teens, in some cases leading to sex trafficking and assault. Read the article here.
Oct 5, 2021
MeToo, The Music Video: The Disastrous Legacy Of ‘Blurred Lines’
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’s song caused a furore. Now its ‘main girl’ Emily Ratajkowski has made serious allegations against Thicke. 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 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.
Apr 6, 2021
#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.
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.
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.
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 16, 2020
Young Women Often Face Sexual Harassment Online – Including On Dating Sites And Apps
Online dating has grown in popularity, but many young women report experiencing some form of harassment on these platforms, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Read the article here.
Dec 20, 2019
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.
Apr 9, 2019
Teen Boys Rated Their Female Classmates Based On Looks. The Girls Fought Back
Lists like this one had silently circulated among teen boys for generations, and it has happened in more recent years at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, too, the students said. But it was happening now, in the era of the #MeToo movement. 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 16, 2018
Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn
The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the 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.
May 24, 2017
Facebook Deals With Massive Revenge Porn, Sextortion Allegations
Every month Facebook considers nearly 54,000 cases of suspected revenge porn or sexual extortion on its platform says a new story from the Guardian.com. 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.
Sep 6, 2016
Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls
Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.