Presented by RAINN
I Am a Kid and Something Happened
Tell Someone. If somebody touches you in a way you don’t like or touches an area covered by a bathing suit, tell someone you trust.
Say no. If somebody wants to hug you, kiss you, or touch your body, you can always tell them no. It’s not OK for ANYONE to touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable — even if they are older or in charge, like your teacher. You can always say no to any touch that makes you feel unsafe.
Some secrets are OK to share. You don’t have to keep secrets about spending time with someone or getting gifts from them. If someone makes you scared or upset, it’s OK to tell a grown-up you trust.
Pictures are private. If someone takes a picture of you, and you don’t want them to, that is not OK! If they want to take a picture of your private parts, that is not OK either! You can tell a grown-up you trust right away.
It’s OK if you are scared. It’s normal to feel scared about telling and getting in trouble. That’s OK. You are really brave to tell. Keep telling until someone helps you.