You can decide who can touch you, who can kiss you, or who can give you a hug. You have the right to say, "no."
What do you do when someone touches you inappropriately?
If someone touches you inappropriately, tell someone you trust what has happened. Don't let threats scare you into running away or keeping quiet.
When a person touches you and asks you to keep it a secret between the two of you, ask yourself, "Do I feel comfortable about keeping this secret? Does the secret bother me?"
Don't keep secrets that make you feel uncomfortable. Go to a person you trust-a parent, a relative, a teacher, or your doctor. If the person you go to doesn't believe you, go to someone else you trust until someone believes you and helps you.
Do everything you can to stay away from the threatening and intimidating person. Don't stay alone with a person who touches you in a way that makes you uncomfortable or makes you feel unsafe.
It feels good to be hugged and kissed by the people you love. For example:
Touches that make you feel uncomfortable are usually bad touches. You don't have to keep a secret when someone gives you bad touch. Don't feel that you are bad. Whoever gives you a bad touch is the one who is bad, not you. Your body belongs to you. Nobody should touch you if you don't want to be touched.
Do you know what a bad touch is?
Unfortunately, some adults may abuse the trust you give them. The person who touches you in a way you don't like is the person who is doing something wrong, not you. Sexual abuse is always the fault of the bigger, older, or stronger person. Do not blame yourself and don't allow anyone to blame you.