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What is commercial exploitation of children? Definitions for young people

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Commercial sexual exploitation of children happens when a child is used sexually by an adult and the adult pays to do this with money, gifts or favours. A gift could be food or clothes. A favour could be a promise of good grades, shelter or protection. Commercial sexual exploitation is different from sexual abuse of a child because it involves some kind of payment.

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