Many times, after I have spoken about technology and sexual exploitation at an event both men and women will contact me and share that they had been sexually violated as a child. This is far more common than most of us realize. Most of these individuals have gone on in their lives and have become successful professionals, parents and citizens. But they secretly carry the self- image of having been violated, of fearing they are less than.
Psychologists will tell us that shame is often generational. Children and teens will absorb shame-based behaviors from their parents making them much mor