The second phase of the Home Office’s Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February to the end of March 2017.
The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships with a focus of the campaign being consent and sexting. Further information on the campaign can be found on www.disrespectnobody.co.uk.
What is consent? Consent means giving permission for something to happen or agreeing to do something and being comfortable with the decision. Consent has to be given freely and no one can be made to consent to something.
Consent is an essential part of healthy relationships. Both you and the person you’re with always need to consent before sex or any intimate activity.
What is sexting? Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video. Pressuring someone into sending a new pic can happen in any relationship and to anyone, whatever their age, gender or sexual preference.
Putting pressure on someone to send a nude pic, or sharing someone’s picture without their permission, even if it’s a friend and they say it’s just banter is wrong.
To find our more details on both subjects, including signs to spot and advice at www.disrespectnobody.co.uk