Relationships

  • Your relationships are usually a private matter – but your rights are there to protect you if you get into trouble
  • From a very young age you will find that you build relationships with many different people
  • Relationships can be complicated, and you should feel able to ask for help if you are finding things difficult

You have relationships with lots of different people – your parents, teachers, and other adults, your friends, other children and young people at school and where you live.

As we get older, our relationships become more complex and sometimes it can be hard to work out where we stand, and what is right or wrong. We may be confused about our sexuality or we could be tricked into behaving in ways that we don’t want and we can end up getting hurt.

Knowing your rights, and understanding what is and isn’t acceptable in different situations, whether it’s your relationships with your parents and family, with your friends or other adults, can give you the confidence to be yourself and build healthy relationships.

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Children’s Rights and Sustainable Development

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Harry Potter and the Hogwarts school rules

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts school rules

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The past year has been difficult for everyone due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, this time would have been particularly strenuous on those who are young carers. There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK, with approximately 30,000 carers in Wales...

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Hi everyone! Hope you are all well and are enjoying your summers to the best of your ability given the difficulties of recent times. I firstly would like to thank you for taking the time to read this blog post I’ve written. It is written about several issues which are...

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Sexting and Social Media – Reading My Rights

Sexting and Social Media – Reading My Rights

I have read a book called The Best Possible Answer by Katherine Kottaras which is a young adult fiction book. Despite it being fictional, the main character Viviana finds herself in a very real, modern and scary situation. Between the ages of 13 – 17 as a teenager /...

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