Childline relaunches #ListenToYourSelfie campaign about healthy and unhealthy relationships
Childline has re-launched its #ListenToYourSelfie campaign after it held 3,878 counselling sessions about peer-on-peer sexual abuse in 2017/18 - a 29% rise since last year1 .
#ListenToYourSelfie aims to prevent peer-on-peer abuse and encourgages young people to seek help if they're in an unhealthy relationship.
Young people who spoke to Childline revealed a lack of understanding about consent, with some feeling unsure if something was abuse when they were in a relationship.
They were also unclear if they had consented to having sex if:
- they were drunk at the time
- were unconscious
- had previously said yes
- or had not said no but had shown other signs of not wanting to have sex.