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Abuse Isn’t Gender-Specific

A recent Yahoo! News report claims that the U.S. is issuing harsher penalties to female sexual abusers, particularly teachers. The repot claims that what’s usually viewed as a joke is no longer one to law enforcement:  “A ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy’s dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media The reaction to the comedy sketch reflected a growing view among law enforcement and victims’ advocacy groups that it is no laughing matter when a woman educator preys on her male students.”

It’s an old school thought that a male can’t be overpowered by a female. Reports of abuse by a women from a young male are less likely to be reported, for reasons outlined in that SNL skit: how would it look if a young male tried to go after a female abuser? What would his parents and friends say? The tendency to look at the male as weak or inferior is ridiculous and hypocritical – women in power can abuse that power, just like predatory males can. And it doesn’t help any victim’s cause to not report abuse due to gender conflict: protection is needed at every level, for every potential victim.

The report goes on to say “Female educators who sexually abuse their students are facing tougher prosecution in part because there are more women police officers. There is also a greater awareness among prosecutors, judges and the general public that students who are victimized by an authority figure, regardless of gender, experience trauma with life-long consequences.

Cell phone monitoring and text message tracking like Easy Spy can prevent this type of victimization. In the case of the female abuser, it might be even more effective due an Entrepreneur report stating that the overwhelming use of social media is used by women. “A greater percentage of adult U.S. women use Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter than their male counterparts. The one social network that boasts more men is the professional-networking site LinkedIn.

With more women on social media than men, cell phone monitoring software can prevent inappropriate photos, videos, texts and chat messages from a potential abuser. It also provides GPS location so a vulnerable teenager or child can be located before something bad happens. Abuse isn’t gender-specific, and with Easy Spy, it’s the modern way a parent or guardian can protect their school-age child.

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