You can hear horrible things people can do to each other on the internet, TV or perhaps even closer to home, discussed in school or college. Some of the awful things that happen to young people happen because people use control and abuse trust in friendship and relationships both on-line and in person. Knowing what to look out for can help keep you safe and stop people taking advantage of you. Abuse can happen in different ways - here are some stories, showing how it can happen.
I met Gary through Facebook when he came up as a suggested friend. I was 13 at the time and he told me he was 18. I added him as a friend and we started chatting, just having normal conversations. I started to like him more and more as we got talking and the conversations […]
My dad wasn’t around anymore and I never really got on with my mum, so I started spending as much time as I could out of the house. I was 15 but my friends and I looked older, so we bought alcohol quite easily. I thought it was cool to be out drinking, and we’d […]
Moving to a new school was a big deal for me, I was at last able to leave behind the torment dished out to me by the kids who made fun of me because of my weight. New school, new start. I tried hard to make friends over the next year but I still felt […]