Harmful sexual behaviour by a young person usually involves some form of coercion or manipulation towards another with less power. Sometimes, force, bribery or threats may also be present. This can be towards a child, a peer, or an adult.\n\n
Sexual activity between teenagers is considered harmful if one does not consent to the act, or if one does not have the presence of mind to give full consent - e.g. being manipulated to have sex while being severely under the influence of drugs or alcohol.\n\n
A teenager showing children pornography or other sexually explicit material is also considered harmful.