For Children and Teens
You deserve to be safe and healthy! If you are being abused, tell someone you trust like a parent, teacher, grandparent, or another adult.
Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or can involve neglect. As children and teens, it’s important to be aware of what abuse is and how to stay safe.
No one has the right to hurt your body. No one has the right to look at or touch the private parts of your body. No one has the right to touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. If this happens to you: say “no!”, run away to the closest, safe adult and tell that adult what happened.
If this has happened to you in the past, you CAN STILL TELL AN ADULT. This is important so you can get help and stay safe. Your body belongs to you!
Most of the time, children are abused by someone they know and trust. If you are being abused, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. You are not alone and you can talk to someone who can help you.
If you are in danger, or someone you know is in danger, call 911 now!