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Sexual violence

Sexual violence or assault is any unwanted act of a sexual nature. It can include anything from exhibitionism and exposure to pornography, to unwanted sexual touching, to rape, to injuring or endangering the life of the victim.

It is also considered sexual abuse to encourage or pressure someone to engage in sexual activity or try to engage in sexual activity with someone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Drinking alcohol can affect a person's ability to make decisions. It can also create situations that weren't planned for. Things young people should consider when they are out include:

Where to go for help

If you are concerned about something that has happened to you or someone you know, you should talk to someone you trust. If you are a student you could talk to your teacher, school guidance officer or school based youth health nurse or call Kids Help Line External Link on 1800 551 800.

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