It’s OK to speak to someone. Exploitation is never your fault, even if you went along with things at first. Abusers are very clever in the way they manipulate young people.
If you think that you or someone else is being sexually abused or exploited please speak to someone. This could someone you trust like you teacher or pastoral lead at school. For support or if you’re concerned that a child has been sexually abused please contact the NSPCC 24 hour helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If a child is at immediate risk of harm call 999.
Speaking up about sexual abuse or exploitation can be upsetting and scary. We understand that you want the abuse to stop. We also understand that you might be worried about what might happen after you tell somebody. This is normal and it’s okay to feel like this. Find out what happens when you report abuse.
Information for children, adults or teachers on staying safe on the internet
NSPCC - be ‘share aware’
Online resources to help parents and carers teach their children how to stay safe when sharing pictures online or by text.
If you have concerns about sexually transmitted infections, RUClear offers free, confidential NHS tests and advice.
0800 046 1303
Parents Protect is an information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children.
It is not OK for someone to expect you or your friends to do things you don’t want to. Listen to your instinct; if it doesn’t feel right – tell someone. 24/7, FREE, ANONYMOUS, CALL OR TXT 116000