Child Sexual Exploitation is where someone is taking advantage of you (or someone you know) sexually for their own benefit. Child sexual exploitation involves someone getting children or young people to do sexual favours either for themselves, or other people, and this might include being encouraged or forced into having sex, watching others have sex or being touched.

Children and young people can be sexually exploited in other ways, without anyone actually touching them; this could involve being persuaded or forced to make sexual videos of themselves or with other young people, or posting sexual images on the internet, or it might be that someone shares sexual images via the internet or mobile phone that the child or young person doesn't know about.

Sexual exploitation can happen to boys and young men as well as girls and young women. It can happen to anyone and people who exploit you can be any age, male or female.


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