Rape Turned to Bullying: What Your Teen Needs to Know From You
Earlier this year, a gang rape in Steubenville, Ohio and the subsequent victim-shaming became national news while "Jane Doe" was bullied and received death threats. By the time the horrific series of events relating to the gang rape, bullying, and subsequent suicide of Nova Scotia's Rehtaeh Parsons became national news, she was gone and we were left to wonder if two horrible stories are just the beginning of a disturbing new trend in teen violence. Parents everywhere held their children a little tighter, grappling with the notion that a sexual assault might not be the worst thing that could befall a teen -- thanks to this digital age, attacks may potentially be recorded, shared, and somehow normalized in a way that revictimizes all over again (and over and over and over again).
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