Child Sexual Abuse
If you don’t tell!
Children Series Part 7[8+]
I could not control my feelings any more. Something is really happening to me, but I couldn’t lay my hands on it. I became aggressive to my siblings and friends at school. My grades in school dropped to the bottom. My parents wondered why I have changed from their humble and obedient Princess to a disobedient and rebellious girl.
My parents took me to a professional counsellor. I was really ashamed of myself, because I had to tell her what I have been going through in the past months of my life.
First, it was Baba our gateman, who sexually abused me. Then his son continued abusing me. They both threatened to kill my parents and I if anyone knows about the abuse.
I love my parents and I didn’t want them dead, so I kept going through the pain alone. Telling the counsellor brought peace and relief to my soul. The gateman and his son were arrested, and now I am getting back on my feet. I have learnt not to keep bad secret any more.
Keeping bad secrets can be very dangerous. If an adult sexually abuses you and you refuse to inform your parents, teachers or a trusted adult, then you are asking for trouble!
- The abuse will not stop, rather it will continue.
- The abuser will keep hurting you and other children.
- It will affect your grades at school.
- You will become unhappy and lonely.
- You could have sleepless nights.
- You can be infected with sexually transmitted diseases such as Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, and HIV/AIDS
- You will become aggressive and disobedient.
- You could lose your appetite and be unable to eat.
- Relationships with your siblings and friends will be affected.
- For older girls, you may even get pregnant and stop schooling.
So to avoid all these consequences of not telling, please report any form of abuse to a trusted adult.
Set yourself free from sexual abuse,
May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
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