What are Some Reasons Why Kids Don't Tell?
There are lots of reasons why kids sometimes don’t tell a grown-up when they have been molested.
- Sometimes the kid loves the person who is abusing them. Then it can be confusing to know the right thing to do.
- Some kids think what happened was somehow their fault.
- Sometimes kids are scared to tell because the person abusing them has threatened to hurt the kid or the kids’ family.
YOU NEED TO TELL AN ADULT IF YOU ARE BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED!
Click here for some reasons kids gave us for why they thought they shouldn’t tell
To comment on something you've read here, share your own story, or post ideas for distributing the JustTell message, please join us in the General Discussion section.