Sexual Exploitation occurs when a person takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for their own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, or Sexual Harassment.Examples of Sexual Exploitation include, but are not limited to: making public sexual activity with another person without that other person's consent; prostituting another person; non-consensual video- or audio-taping of sexual activity; going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting friends hide in the closet to watch a sexual act); voyeurism; and/or knowingly transmitting an sexually transmitted infection (STI) or HIV to another person.The school district then accused the teenager of “public lewdness” and then removed her from her high school.She – and the rapist – were sent to the same disciplinary school.Many sexual assault programs struggle to reduce barriers for teens to access their services; in the case of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth, the barriers may be even more substantial.
Any disrobing of, or exposure to, another person without effective consent is considered a violation of this policy.
Warning signs of dating violence are similar to those seen in adults.
When youth in one study were asked if they knew "where to find resources for GLBT youth experiencing dating violence," only 10% identified domestic violence or sexual assault services (Freedner et al., 2002).
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Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.