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“I think the main word that comes to mind is betrayal,” one student journalist said. “I trusted him and believed in him deeply.”
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This story by Holly McDede, a 2021 Impact Fellow, is part of a larger project seeking to gather data and understand how often harassment and assault are reported in Californian high schools. ...
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Advocates and survivors nationwide spontaneously created accounts over the summer to share hundreds of stories of abuse experienced while they were in high school.
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Why are students turning to social media to report sexual harm rather than parents or school administrators?


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