You’ll have various relationships throughout your life, and while they’ll often be great experiences, you might also find yourself in a relationship that’s unhealthy or abusive. The most important thing to remember is that abusive relationships of any kind are not normal or acceptable.
Consent means giving permission for something to happen or agreeing to do something and being comfortable with that decision. It doesn’t matter what gender you are, or whether you’re straight, gay or bisexual, if you’re planning to do anything sexual then both of you must give consent.
Human trafficking and modern slavery
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. There are an estimated 21 million men, women, and children who are victims of labour and sex trafficking worldwide.
Domestic Abuse in relationships can happen to anyone. It’s not normal, it’s never OK and definitely not part of a healthy relationship. It isn’t always physical, it can be emotional and sexual abuse too. If your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it’s possible you’re in an abusive relationship.
Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video. This includes sending ‘nude pics’, ‘rude pics’ or ‘nude selfies’. Pressuring someone into sending a nude pic can happen in any relationship and to anyone, whatever their age, gender or sexual preference.
Sexting raise awareness of the potential consequences of sending nude selfies.
Child sexual exploitation is when children and young people receive something in exchange for sexual activity. It is a form of sexual abuse and can take place through street grooming or online exploitation
Short animated film that provides information on the causes and possible impacts of Female Genital Mutilation. The film does not include any graphic or real life images of FGM.
‘Our Girl’ is a three minute film aimed at getting communities talking and acting towards putting a stop to forced marriage. The film is part animated and it features several filmed scenarios, all based on true cases of forced marriage.
Layla’s Forced Marriage Story: Your Tomorrow | ChildLine
Honour based abuse/violence
Honour killings: ‘If my parents found me, they could kill me’ – BBC News.