A relationship in Messenger is making me uncomfortable. What should I do?

We worked with ConnectSafely.org on the following answer.
First, never agree to anything that makes you uncomfortable. Even if someone seems like a friend, they’re not a friend if they’re trying to get you to do anything against your will or best interests.
It’s hard to make a good decision when you’re upset or confused, so you should be as clear as possible in your own mind about what is and isn’t in your own interests. If you need help with this, talk to someone you trust like a close friend, family member or counselor.
  • If you receive any unwanted sexual comments or communication in Messenger, the best thing you can do is remove yourself from the conversation. If it doesn’t stop immediately, you should block the person and report any abusive content to us.
  • If someone is asking you to send nude or sexually explicit photos of yourself over Messenger, the simplest answer you can give them is, "No, it's not allowed on Messenger." Sharing nude or sexually explicit photos goes against our Community Standards.
  • If someone is threatening to share things you want to keep private (example: messages, photos), asking you to send them money or anything else, you should contact local law enforcement, block the person and report them on Messenger.
  • If you’re under 18 and someone’s putting pressure on you that’s sex-related, contact local law enforcement or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children using the CyberTipline at https://report.cybertip.org or 1-800-843-5678. They have advisers available 24/7 to help.
  • If this person is a relative or someone in your household and you need help, contact local law enforcement, go to https://ohl.rainn.org/online or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
Learn more about staying safe on Messenger and Facebook. If you're a teen, parent or teacher, you may also want to view tools and tips about bullying prevention.
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