Breaking down Sexual Violence Part 1 (Read full article on

  • Shiroe Zita

! TRIGGER WARNING ! Before I get straight into the blog, I would like to first attach relevant hotlines and websites for people who seek advice on sexual abuse amongst young people: MIND CHARITY- NSPCC HOTLINE- to report any child that you think may be experiencing sexual violence/abuse please call this number ASAP! 0808 800 5000 (24HOURS A DAY) CHILDLINE- 0800 1111 (24 hours) Parents Advice Line: 020 7823 5430 (Mon-Tues, 10am-5pm) THE SURVIVORS TRUST HELPLINE (for survivors of sexual assault in childhood) 0808 801 0331 free from all landlines and mobiles Monday – Thursday 10:00-21:00 and Friday 10:00-18:00 I'm going to start with this. THERE ARE NO GREY AREAS WHEN IT COMES TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE. I've really tried my best to mind my business on particular topics, especially as they form into trending topics on twitter and other socials. However, as amazing as the awareness is, it can also be bittersweet as social media can be a bit of a playground of ignorance for some of the current discussion on sexual assault/ violence, which can just result in the conversations becoming bottomless and unsolved in some cases. One thing I have realised is that a lot of people fail to understand just how broad sexual violence is, and how it can be manipulated and twisted into many different forms. That is why it can become so easy for perpetrators to deny their actions because they, themselves have failed to understand just how serious their actions are. Young people One of the most important but underestimated foundations for understanding sexual assault on young people is pressure. In order to understand how a child is manipulated into sexual relationships with older men/women, or even boys/girls within their age groups, it is imperative that we understand how much of impact pressure and impressionability can have on a young persons mind. READ MORE ON... (