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Old 10-04-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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Rape
The criminal act of forcing another person to submit to sexual intercourse. The term rape covers any situation where the victim is deemed legally incapable of consenting if she or he is known to be mentally incompetent, intoxicated, drugged, or below the age of consent at the time of the incident. It also covers forced sexual intercourse within a relationship or marriage.

It is worth noting here that legally you do not need to have any physical evident of resistance (scratches, bruises. etc). So if you decided on taking it to the authorities that would not be held against you, as no means no.

Sexual Abuse
Is the illegal activity of sexual acts towards a minor by a parent, guardian, relative, or acquaintance.

Sexual Harassment
The making of unwanted and offensive sexual advances, or of sexually offensive remarks or acts. Especially when the person is in a superior or supervisory position or when acquiescence to such behaviour is a condition of continued employment, promotion, or satisfactory evaluation.

Incest
Sexual relations between relatives who are forbidden by law to marry; for example, father and daughter or mother and son.

Bullying
A term used to describe a form of harassment by someone who is in some form more powerful, either physically or socially, than their victimised peer. The bullying is aggressive and negative, and which happens repeatedly and on purpose.

Bullying can be further split into two categories, direct bullying and indirect [or social aggression. Direct typically takes form in various ways i.e. Poking, Slapping, and Kicking. Indirect covers malicious gossiping, harassing your friends to not socialise with you and ridiculing dress style, religion and other social markers.

Online Stalking
When an individual attempts to gain the confidence of someone via chatrooms or email etc in order to harass or stalk them. They go out there way to gain information on you by trawling pages you visit to intimidate and flame you.

Cyber Bullying
Similar to online stalking, but is usually when the individuals met on mutual terms, school etc and then bullying takes form in virtual forms such as text messages, blogs, posts and defamatory websites.

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