Taking Charge

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is another way to say, "bad touch to your private parts." It means someone touched or had sex with you when you didn't want them to touch you.

Other words for these actions are:

  • Rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual violence

Your body belongs to you.

No one should touch your body or do anything to it unless you understand what they are going to do and you say "yes."

It's okay to say "no":

  • It's okay to say "no" when anyone touches you in a way that you don't like or don't want.
  • It's okay to say "no" when anyone touches you in a way that you don't understand.
  • Even if you say yes to some kinds of touching or some kinds of sexual actions, you can say "no" to others.
  • You can also change your mind.

Remember: No one deserves to be sexually assaulted.

Remember: Help is available for victims and the people who love them.