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Sexual Exploitation is when someone tricks you, manipulates you and maybe forces you to do something sexually for the benefit of themselves or others.
This person may act as your friend, boyfriend or girlfriend, they could be your age, older, male or female, you may have known them a long time or they may be a new friend.
You may have met this person on line or through friends. But something is telling you this is not right, you need to listen to that feeling.
They may make you have sex or perform sexual acts on them or other people
They may blackmail you with pictures they have of you
They may make you watch things you do not want to see
They may encourage you to take and send naked images of yourself
They may encourage you to drink alcohol or take drugs
They might touch you which makes you feel uncomfortable
They may make you feel as though:
They love you
They care about you
Respect you and treat you like an adult
They may offer you a place to stay
They may offer you gifts, drugs, clothes, mobile phone
But although they make you feel special, they also:
Make you feel guilty
Threaten you or your family and friends
Maybe violent towards you
Humiliate you and make you feel stupid
The link below contains colour posters which are downloadable and details of activities children, young people, adults, practitioners and managers can get involved in.