A threat is when someone says that they are going to do something bad to you. People might threaten you, or your family, friends, pets etc. as a way of controlling you and making you do what they want you to do.
If someone is threatening you, it can be a very scary thing. Threats can be about various things – they may threaten to be violent, or to spread horrible gossip or lies, or they might know one of your secrets and are threatening to tell people. Whatever they are threatening, it’s not ok for someone to try and control you in this way – depending on the type of threat being made you could report it to the police. If you feel unable to do this, then there are other charities, helplines and organisations that could help you to access help and support.