A child of any age and sex can carry out peer on peer sexual abuse.
This includes: Sexual harassment and sexual violence.
unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, but not limited to – sexual comments, sexual jokes and taunting, physical behaviour and online harassment
Never dismiss this as banter, or having a laugh or see it as part of growing up
this includes rape (of the vagina, anus or mouth by a penis), assault by penetration by a body part or anything else or sexual assault – intentional sexual touching.
Both of the above may overlap and can occur online and offline both physically and verbally and are never acceptable.
If you need support contact any of the designated safeguarding persons at school or child line on 0800 1111