When we ignore signs of sexual violence, we contribute to its silencing. Any sexual contact between a person younger than 18 years of age and a person of authority is legally considered sexual assault.
Sexual assault is sexual contact with another person without their consent. This may occur by isolating a student from the rest of their teammates and by using authority in an intimidating and threatening manner – these can all be signs of sexual assault.
There is always more than one option for a bystander. You can: