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'Sexual bullying': a euphemism for harassment and assault
'Sexual bullying': a euphemism for harassment and assault

‘Sexual bullying’ is a term which has often been used in recent years to describe a range of abusive behaviors, particularly among young people. An increase in the use of online spaces and mobile phone technology to facilitate bullying, threatening and predatory activities, and phenomena such as sexting and revenge porn which form part of the backdrop to these have been well documented, and have also become the subject of some welcome campaigning initiatives. However, when we examine ‘sexual bullying’ as a term, it becomes clear that its use can be very subjective.

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