Respect for both yourself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships. Healthy relationships include:
• Mutual respect: each person valuing who the other is and understanding the other person’s boundaries
• Trust: partners should place trust in each other and give each other the benefit of the doubt
• Understanding: each partner should take time to understand what the other might be feeling
• Good communication: being able to talk to each other about how you feel
Worried about something?
If you're worried about your own behaviour or how someone else is behaving towards you, talk to your family or a professional you may have in your life, such as a teacher, doctor or social worker.
Alternatively you can contact Childline about anything, whatever your worry, via the Childline website or by phoning free of charge and anonymously on 0800 1111 (this number will not appear on your phone bill).
Report a problem
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (which is a command of the National Crime Agency) helps young people who are being sexually abused or are worried that they’ve met someone who is trying to abuse them.
If you’ve met someone online or face-to-face who is putting you under pressure to have sex or making you feel uncomfortable, you should tell a trusted adult and report it to Child Exploitation and Online Protection or to the police.