This booklet aims to support parents and adolescents in talking about the difficult but serious topic of sexual violence without feeling embarrassed or ashamed. It is aimed at parents of children between the ages of 14 and 17 and provides guidance on what they need to know about changes in adolescence and how to talk to their child about sexuality and sexual abuse. It is also suitable for professionals supporting adolescents and their parents.
Adolescent sexual abuse can occur in many places - at home, at school or in the park. Unfortunately, there is no way to ensure complete safety from such attacks on children and adolescents. What can be done with certainty, however, is to keep children and adolescents well informed: to recognize dangerous places and relationships to avoid; to distinguish the signs of this type of violence to help other children at risk; to know who to turn to in case of danger or sexual abuse.