Research + News | Topic: Sexual Abuse
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.
Apr 25, 2018
Yes Means Yes: New Apps Formalize Sexual Consent
In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, young people have more concerns over sexual consent than ever. New apps aim to quell some of those concerns by recording consent from each party before they engage in intimate activity. Read the article 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.
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.
Jul 10, 2017
Teen Girls Suffer From Digital Dating Abuse
Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara have found teens experience digital dating abuse at similar rates, but girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses.
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May 4, 2017
Netflix Adds Warning To Teen Suicide Series ’13 Reasons Why’
Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why”, given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.
Aug 18, 2016
Sex, Lies and YouTube: The Predatory Side of Internet Fame
Over the last few years, dozens have come forward to share stories of YouTube creators who have had inappropriate relationships with those who see them as bona fide celebrities. Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2016
Online Pornography Warping Adolescent Brains
Addiction, unhealthy relationships and rising levels of sexual abuse in youth is the reality of easy access to pornographic material. Read the full article here.