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You may have heard lots of reports in the media about sexual crimes, including sexual exploitation, sexual assault, sexting, porn, rape and online grooming.

Sexual crime is any type of sexual activity that you don’t agree to or have been tricked into.

If you have had a sexual experience that doesn’t feel right, trying to work out what to do or where you can go to talk about it can be confusing.

Understanding sex crimes

You may have heard lots of reports in the media about sexual crimes, including sexual exploitation, sexual assault, sexting, porn, rape and online grooming.

Sexual crime is any type of sexual activity that you don’t agree to or have been tricked into.

It can be confusing if you have had a sexual experience that doesn’t feel right, trying to work out what to do or where you can go to talk about it.

Am I being groomed?
Grooming is when someone falsely gains your trust to persuade or trick you into doing something sexual with them.
I think I've been raped
If you are forced to have sex or someone has sex with you without your agreement (consent), this is rape.
Pornography - crime or a bit of fun?
Some people come across porn by accident where others might get pushed or tricked into watching porn.
What is sexual exploitation?
Child sexual abuse (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse.
What is sexual harassment and assault?
If it feels like you are being bullied in a sexual way, this is sexual harassment.
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