One of the most vulnerable groups for sexual assault are women in their first or second year of college and one of the biggest reasons for this is the rise in online dating. Studies have found that nearly half of assailants who have used social media or online dating to find their victims had a criminal history or violence and harassment.
While we all need to be open to meeting new people and having new experiences, the reality is that the majority of those that commit sexual violence are known to their victims. We all need to be aware of red flags and not only look out for ourselves but also those around us. (Research Gate)
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