When you do not consent to sexual activity, regardless of age, that is sexual assault. The victim will typically open up only after someone makes a special effort towards making that individual feel safe. My favourite time was when we talked about how to deal with guys who make rude, sexual remarks at school. You can grow up feeling good about yourself, having fun, having healthy relationships and rewarding work, and being a good mother. You might wish that everything could be the way it was before the abuse started.
If someone treats you in a way that hurts you, frightens you or makes you angry, in the way Marie's brother did, that's abuse.
When Teenage Girls Have Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Teenagers
Skip to main content Skip to "About this site". Children are protected under the general sexual offences in the Criminal Code that protect all Canadians against sexual abuse and exploitation including, for example, against all forms of sexual assault. When kids are abused by someone of the same sex, like Emily was, they often think that means they're gay or lesbian. You may have been abused recently or when you were a little girl. You might feel lonely because you keep your feelings inside or because you think no one wants to listen.