This story is part of School Violence, a CBC News series examining the impact of peer-on-peer violence on students and parents. It was a typical high school crush on an older boy. She was new to school, in Grade 9. He was in Grade 12. So when they started flirting on Snapchat, Brooke thought their relationship was special. “But things didn’t happen the way they were supposed to,” the teen said. After the young man picked Brooke up from a babysitting gig late one night in 2017, they went for a drive. He then parked behind a local arena in Stephenville, N.L., and things progressed at a rate with which Brooke was uncomfortable. The teen says she was sexually assaulted and choked. Brooke wanted to resist, but was scared of how the older boy would react. Because of a publication ban, we’re not using her real name. 9% of boys reported sexual assault by peers Brooke is not alone. CBC recently conducted an anonymous survey of more than 4,000 students across Canada between the ages of 14 and 21, who answered questions online about school-related physical and verbal abuse, as well as about sexual harassment and assault. They were asked… Read full this story
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