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What is child abuse? Could you be affected?

Emotional, physical or sexual abuse

Young people are often quite trusting of people older than themselves. Unfortunately some people may take advantage of that. You may find yourself in the position where others constantly undermine what you say or do, verbally abuse you or make you feel bad about yourself.  Or they may make you uncomfortable by behaving sexually towards you.

Any kind of physical or emotional attack (happening once or all the time) is wrong. If you have been hit, or touched in a sexual way when you did not want to be, this is abuse.

Somebody exercising that kind of power over you is never right, whether it's a parent or someone else who looks after you, your boyfriend or girlfriend, a stranger or anyone at all who does this. You need to get help.