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Concerned my friend’s dad made inappropriate comments to her

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somebody i know has just told me that her dad says things like “im sure its great to have sex with a minor because they are young and innocent” and “boys will be boys, they will do andthing to shag you, your so pretty and stuff like anyone will do anything to shag you like boys just want sex at the end of the day, i was a boy once and i used girls, i dont blame **** your pretty” he said this one due to her boyfriend breaking up should i be worried as i am the girl is 17 and im not sure what to do im shitting myself 


Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex. 

Thanks for reaching out to us as we understand that this can be a difficult thing to do if you’re feeling worried or scared about something. 

It sounds like someone you know has spoken to you about things her dad has said to her, and you are unsure of what to do. It also sounds like you have already been very supportive by listening to what she had to say, and that you are a caring friend as you have reached out and are looking for advice. 

We would be really concerned to hear that someone is going through something like that. It’s important to remember that you have a right to feel safe, supported and listened to at home, and this is also very important in all our relationships too. Abuse and harassment can take many different forms, and it’s important that we know what to do if this happens. You can find some articles that may help both you and the girl that spoke to you at  

It can also be very helpful to speak to an adult that you trust. This could be a teacher, youth worker or a family member. We are also here to listen to you and the girl that spoke to you. If you ever feel like chatting to us, you are welcome to call anytime on 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Childline’s text service by texting 50101 or to contact us online visit and you can register there to chat with us. 

We hope that you found this helpful, and we look forward to chatting if you would like to talk about this some more. 

Take care, 


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