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What is Sexual Harassment?

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sometimes, people can do things towards others and it might make them feel uncomfortable. This can happen online, on social media, through messages and face-to-face. It might make someone feel scared, embarrassed, uncomfortable or upset.

It could be:

• Someone making rude comments, like telling stories, saying rude things or saying offensive things about someone’s appearance or clothes.

• Calling someone sexual names.

• Sexual jokes or teasing.

• Being physical, like touching which makes you feel uncomfortable, messing with your clothes, or showing pictures or drawings which are of a personal nature.

• Being sexual online, like sharing pictures and videos, or posting inappropriate comments on social media.

• It might also be threats or pushing you to do something that you don’t want to or aren’t ready for.