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study: young people still don't completely understand what constitutes sexual assault | news for college students

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study: young people still don't completely understand what constitutes sexual assault | news for college students

amanda gould (c), an american university student on a student government sexual assault awareness and prevention task force dealing with campus sexual assaults and violence, speaks with fellow students during a school forum about the issue at american university in washington, dc, november 10, 2014. (photo: saul loeb, afp/getty images)april is sexual assault awareness month, and it’s time to take stock of overall awareness.first, the good news: overall, most young people in the u.s. are well aware of what acts qualify as sexual violence and sexual assault, a new study by the national sexual violence resource center (nsvrc) found. most young people realize that acts like sexual intercourse without a partner’s consent (84%) and unwanted touching, groping or fondling (83%) constitute sexual assault.most also understand that sex trafficking (77%); child pornography (77%) and incest (78%) fall under the umbrella of sexual assault. but young adults are less likely than older adults to view other inappropriate or indecent acts as sexual violence.among the findings: – only 46% of adults surveyed, between the ages of 18-34, see uncalled-for verbal sexual comments as sexual assault.– 56% say watching someone in a private act without their knowledge is sexual assault. certain tricky situations were also unlikely to be viewed as acts of sexual assault: just 61% of young adults surveyed said pressure to engage in sexual intercourse was indeed a form of sexual assault, as compared ...