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Webchat: Child Sexual Exploitation 06.02.2017

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 6th February 2017.

Child sexual exploitation; also known as CSE, is a type of sexual abuse. Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.

Want to know more and learn how to keep yourself safe? Join us online on Monday 6th February 4.30-5pm to talk about CSE, learn the facts and find out ways to get help.

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Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 16:33

Hi this webchat is now open. Todays topic is child sexual exploitation. Please feel free to take part and ask any questions.

Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 16:37

child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse.

Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 16:45

child sexual exploitation can happen to both boys and girls, it involves being taken advantage of by being tricked or forced into taking part in sexual activity, the person or people who want to abuse you are very clever and make you think you are in a good relationship, they may pretend to be your girlfriend or boyfriend....

Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 16:48

They might give you money, alcohol, cigarettes or drugs or just somewhere to stay, and make you feel special, grown up, wanted. This is sometimes called GROOMING or BEING GRROOMED

Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 16:50

It is difficult to recognise that you are being abused until they start to ask for ‘something’ in return for all the gifts, time and attention they have given to you.
The ‘something ‘ that the person or people may want from you is
to have sex with them
to have sex with other people
to look at sexual images – including films and pictures.
to send sexual pictures of yourself.

Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 16:55

WHAT CAN YOU DO
You can keep yourself safe by knowing some of the WARNING SIGNS and using the TOP TIPS below to protect yourself from being exploited.
1. If you are worried about yourself or a friend – PLEASE TALK TO SOMEONE.
2. It’s OK to say no; it’s your choice.
3. Don’t automatically trust people you don’t know – however friendly they seem
4. Tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
5. Don’t add STRANGERS on your social media accounts
6. Block people who are inappropriate when talking to you
7. Don’t do anything you are not comfortable with.
8. Make sure you have enough money to get home/credit on your phone.
9. Listen to your gut feeling/ trust your instincts.
10. Think about where you are going and who with- does anybody else know where you are going and who with.
11. Let people know where you are and what time you will be home
12. Don’t go off by yourself if you are taking drugs or have been drinking alcohol.
13. Don’t be scared to say NO !
14. Keep your phone charged and know relevant numbers.
15. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is !
16. Ask for help, it’s NEVER EVER your fault, so don’t be afraid to speak out.

Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 16:59

if you have any concerns speak to someone you trust

You can also talk to / contact Your School Nurse
Chat Health –texting Service
Police
Useful websites
NSPCC
BARNARDOS.

Chat Health (Katie - Moderator) / 6 Feb 17:00

Thanks for watching, this webchat is now closed please join us next week for another webchat.

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for Teens: Relationships section or:

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.childline.org.uk

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your school nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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