- 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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