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Virtual abuse? How to build a positive online community

Rate this article and enter to win Most of us have witnessed online harassment. For that matter, most of us report that we’ve experienced it, according to surveys. Young adults are the most likely to...
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What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends, family members, or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest that we all know survivors, whether...
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Yes, it’s still coercion or assault: Relationship abuse and what to do about it

Rate this article and enter to winRomantic relationships can be a great source of joy and fulfillment. But when a relationship is unhealthy or abusive, it can cause major harm. Relationship abuse is characterized...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend or family member who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Being a student means joining a community—and within...
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Sexual violence in LGBTQ communities: How we can help prevent it

Rate this article and enter to winGabe Murchisonis senior research manager at Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization in the US. Murchison’s postgraduate research at Yale University examined sexual assault risk factors...
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Quiz: What’s your bystander style?

Rate this article and enter to winBystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our loved ones and communities. When we see that someone is experiencing unwanted attention or pressure, we...
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Why is everyone talking about student sexual assault?

Rate this article and enter to winThe evidence is clear: Sexual assault and coercion are common in higher education, and have been for decades. Why have we taken so long to see it?In part,...
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Finding yourself: 9 steps to sexual empowerment

Rate this article and enter to winHave you hesitated to tell a romantic or sexual partner what you want? Maybe you’ve even hesitated to tell yourself. Many of us have had sexual experiences in...