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Being hurt is not ok

Boy feeling alone at school

You might feel really alone sometimes

When there’s bad things happening and you don’t know who to turn to for help you can feel so alone. Sometimes we all need somebody to talk to.

Mum taking care of girl who has been hurt

Everybody needs a safe home to live in

Everybody needs a parent who can look after them. That means taking you to a doctor if you’re hurt, having enough food to eat and a safe place to live.

Sad boy with scratches

Being hurt by somebody is never ok

When somebody hurts you or causes you pain, it’s not ok. If somebody touches you in ways you don’t like, it’s not ok. It’s your body and nobody has the right to hurt you.

Parents yelling in front of sad girl

Being scared or unsafe at home is not ok

If you’re being called names at home or made to feel bad about yourself, it’s not ok. When parents yell or hurt each other in front of you, that’s not ok either.

Boy talking on phone to Kids Helpline

Talk to somebody and get help

Even if you feel scared, it’s important to tell somebody what is happening to you or what you see. You can always call Kids Helpline and talk to a counsellor.

Boy calling Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800

We care and we listen

If you need someone to talk to - give us a call, send an email or start a WebChat.

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This content was last reviewed 15/02/2018