Sexual Abuse

By: Olivia Erwin

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual Abuse is unwanted attention in a sexual way from one person to another. This attention tends to make the victim feel violated, uncomfortable, and vulnerable. The attention can be harassment verbally and physically.

Facts about Sexual Abuse

  • Usually happens to younger children from a family member, family friend, sibling, parent, etc.
  • Child Abuse starts with when the Abuser makes a strong connection with the Victim and their family so the "Sex Offender" has an easier way of getting to the victim.
  • Both male and females can be a victim of sexual abuse but males have a higher percentage of being a "Sex Offender".
  • Sexual Abuse can include; sexual jokes, back rubs, hugging, "accidental" sexual touching, and "grooming".
  • The Sexual Abuse starts at childhood but can eventually lead into adulthood.
  • Pornography is also an example and a type of Sexual Abuse.

IF YOU SEE OR KNOW OF SEXUAL ABUSE TELL SOMEONE!

SEXUAL ABUSE AND HARASSMENT IS A ILLEGAL!

Common Questions and Answers

1. Why is it older males or females that harass younger children?

a) They are easier to target because they are more vulnerable and weakness than adults.

2. Why do they do it?

b) It is a way that adults can get attention at an old age.

3. Does it accomplish anything?

c) The harassment does not accomplish anything but only the pleasure from the Abuser. The Abuser also feels as if he or she has power over another human.

Until Today by Pam Fluttert

I would recommend reading the book "Until Today" by Pam Fluttert because it is an example of Sexual Abuse. The main character, Kat, has been sexually abused since she was a little girl by her dad's friend, Greg. Kat goes through some challenges through her life including telling someone about her abuse. I would highly recommend reading this book because it teaches readers to be open with anything and to be able to tell someone they trust if they have been abused or harassed.
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