By Molly Kurnit, CDC

The past 13 months have been unique for lots of reasons, including a shift to carrying out major parts of our lives online. Whenever possible, we are working remotely, socializing virtually, and ordering our pizzas from our mobile devices. But some things didn’t change. Sexual violence is still occurring, and technology is still used to facilitate that violence.

Sexual violence can occur in person, online, or through technology. Certain online behaviors are clearly abusive, like “Zoom-bombing” nudes into a classroom, while there are other behaviors, like sending someone an unwanted sexual message on a dating app…

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