What is abuse?

Abuse happens within all social classes, races and religions.   Sexual abuse can take many forms:-

  • Sexual Touching
  • Indecent exposure
  • Fondling – oral or genital
  • Intercourse
  • Exposure to pornographic material
  • Internet

Both boys and girls are sexually abused. This may happen many times or just once, but leaves a lasting impression. Children naturally trust adults. Sometimes adults betray that trust by making the child insecure and depressed and this may lead to many other problems later in life.