Peer to Peer Abuse

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Peer on peer abuse can take many forms including:

Bullying and cyber bullying

Physical abuse (hitting, kicking, shaking, biting, pulling hair, burning or otherwise which causes harm)

Sexual violence (general term we use to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and many others)

Sexual harassment (unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating someone’s dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them, this can include comments and remarks, jokes and online sexual harassment)

Upskirting (taking pictures under a person’s clothing, without consent or them knowing, with the intention of seeing their genitalia or buttocks for sexual gratification, to cause humiliation or distress)

Sexting aka Youth Produced Sexual Images (sending sexually explicit messages, photos or videos using electronic devices such as phones, tablets and computers)

Initiation/hazing type violence and rituals (involves risk, pain or harm)

If you, or someone you know are being abused by peers or others in this way you can contact the Safeguarding Team at Chesterfield college on 07584 384838 or email

Other agencies that can help and support you: SV2 Advice Line: 01773 746115 Young Minds

Child Line 0800 1111

Police: 101 or 999 in an Emergency.

Dedicated helpline for people who experienced sexual harassment or abuse in a school or college setting. Please call 0800 136 663 or email Further details and information can be found on the NSPCC website.

NSPCC You can anonymously text 88858 for free and the Helpline will send an automated confirmation response followed by a specific response from a Helpline practitioner within three hours

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