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My stepdad touches me inappropriately

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what should i do if my step dad touches me again? my step dad started by touching my bumb in a joking way but it always alone the he started to do it to my niples then one day he put his hand down my nickers and then kissed me on the lips and then pulled down his pants and put his private parts in my hand i froze in shock and know he told me then dont worry i wont tell mom what you did and now he does this nearly every day

Answer

Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.
 
Thank you for sending your question to Ask Alex. We’re glad you were able to get in touch. You are telling us that your stepdad is touching your body sexually, and it is happening every day. He is telling you that he will not tell your mom what he is doing to you.
 
It is very important to note that your stepdad does not have the right to do this, and it is not acceptable for him to touch you inappropriately like this. Absolutely no one has the right to touch your body without your consent. You have the right to seek help and support in this situation.
 
We’re wondering if you would consider speaking to a trusted adult about what you’re experiencing? They may be able to help you connect with services that can support you through this ordeal. You have the right to be protected from this behaviour.
 
If you ever feel unsafe at home or anywhere else, you have the right to call emergency services at 999 or 112. These calls are free and can be made from any mobile or landline.
 
There are some articles on the Childline website too that you may find helpful: www.childline.ie/what-does-inappropriate-sexual-behaviour-look-like/www.childline.ie/what-is-sexual-abuse/.
 
If you would rather speak to someone outside of your family, friends, or school, we are always here for you at Childline. You can click on the Live Chat button on this website or give us a call on 1800 66 66 66. You can talk about anything you want to, and we are here to listen to whatever you would like to say. We can go through some options that may be available to you. You do not have to feel alone, we are here for you.
 
Take care of yourself,
Alex

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