Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

Sexual exploitation is when some tricks, manipulate or even forces a child into doing something sexually for the benefit of themselves of others.

This person may act as a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend, they could be the same age, older, male or female, they may have known them a long time or they may be a new friend.

They may have met this person on line or through friends. But something might tell you this is not right!

The following are key traits of CSE

  • They may blackmail children with pictures they have of them
  • They may make the have sex or perform sexual acts on them or other people
  • They may make them watch things they do not want to see
  • They may encourage them to take and send naked images
  • They may encourage them to drink alcohol or take drugs
  • They might touch them which make them feel uncomfortable

Signs of coercion are:

  • They love the
  • They care about them
  • They respect and treat you like an adult
  • They may offer them a place to stay
  • They may offer them gifts, drugs, clothes or a mobile phone (etc.)
  • Make the child feel guilty
  • Threatening family and friends
  • Blackmail
  • Violence
  • Humiliate them and make them feel stupid