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Are you worried that someone is doing things to your body or getting you to do things to their body that you are not happy about? This could be happening face to face or on line. It could also be having to look at or send photos or pictures that worry you. This may be sexual abuse and it’s not ok. It is against the law and will be stopped.
This webpage will tell you how to get help.
It may be hard to talk about it but telling someone you trust will help stop it happening.
Who can you tell?
Or you can contact:
CHILDLINE on 0800 1111 (it’s free) or go to the CHILDLINE website on line
When you share your worries about what is happening to you, there are people who can help you with the next steps to make this stop. They will understand how you are feeling and they will believe you.
Sexual abuse is when someone is forced, pressurised or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity with another person.
Sexual abuse can include lots of things like rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, online grooming and domestic abuse or violence.
It can also include sexual exploitation (being pressured into having sex with someone in return for getting something like money or drugs), sexting or child pornography.
– tell someone you trust, and it can be stopped, and you will get support. You may have been told by your abuser:
*No-one will listen - X NOT TRUE
*No-one will believe you - X NOT TRUE
*You will get in trouble if you tell - X NOT TRUE
*It’s our secret - X NOT TRUE
* It’s ok to do this - X NOT TRUE
Don’t believe these lies - tell someone you trust and it can be stopped and you will get support. Keep telling…
Jake’s story: Luke was a family friend and often used to babysit me. He was always around our house. We all trusted him. He was 15 when it started, so a lot older than me. I didn’t like what he wanted me to do and I was scared, but he said that my mum would be cross if I told her. As I got a bit older I understood more and realised it wasn’t right, so I told my big brother and he told my mum. She was shocked but said I was right to speak up.
If someone else is going through this, I’d want to tell them not to be scared, it’s not their fault and to talkto someone. Luke doesn’t come to our house anymore and I don’t have to be scared. I’m glad I talked about it.