Read the full terms Visitors to the Online Hotline sometimes experience psychological, emotional, and physical effects of sexual violence.
Learning more can help you find the best form of care to begin the healing process.
You should speak to a trusted adult, such as a parent, carer or teacher, immediately – they will be able to help you.
You will not be in trouble and it will never be your fault.
Think before you share – who are you sharing it with?
Would you share this with your friends and family, let alone strangers online?
Once they have your photo or video, they will then make further sexual or financial demands of you, making threats to share your nude images or videos with friends, family or others online if their demands are not met.
Grooming is when an adult – a stranger or someone you know perhaps through a friend of a friend – develops a close and trusting relationship with you with the intention of engaging in sexual behaviour.
For example, you may be asked to send nude images of yourself and/or meet up with the person in real life to have sex.
You may feel embarrassed to do this, but it is important to remember that you have done nothing wrong and you are not to blame – the offender is the person in the wrong and has pretended to be your friend in order to cause you harm.
You should never feel pressured into sending any image of yourself to anyone – if you do not feel comfortable then do not share.