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Sexual bullying

What is sexual bullying?

  • harassment and sexual harassment
  • homophobic or sexual name calling
  • unwanted sexual contact
  • being persuaded into sexual acts
  • dating violence
  • physical or verbal abuse

Sexual bullying can be many things! It can happen at anytime and to anyone. You don’t have to be having sex or be in a relationship for it to happen.

Where to go for help?

You can talk things through with a trusted adult, like your parent or guardian, a teacher you trust. A friend, youth worker, school nurse or counsellor. By telling someone you are allowing them to help you. You are not alone.

You can call Children's Services Assessment Team on: 0208379 2507 or 0208379 2230 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm) otherwise call 0208379 1000

Child line: 0800 11 11

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

In an emergency call: 999

Sexual bullying

Examples are:

  • “Look at your boobs”
  • “Your bum looks big in that”
  • “My friends keep calling me gay”
  • “Someone touching your body when you don’t want them to”
  • “Being called a slag”
  • “Being bullied into performing sexual acts”

If this is happening to you or someone you know you can do something.


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