Thousands of young people sought help last year after being sexually abused by another young person.
Last year thousands of children and teenagers turned to Childline for support after being sexually abused by a peer.
Figures show Childline gave:
- 3,004 counselling sessions to young people who'd experienced sexual abuse by a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend, ex-partner or another young person.1
- almost half were aged 12-15
- 114 were with children aged 11 and under.
We're calling for revamped and reformed relationship and sex education (RSE) to teach children about sexual abuse and how to keep themselves safe.