Young people

Consent

Consent means an ENTHUSIASTIC YES Anything less than a yes? Is a NO

Sexual violence

So, what do we mean by sexual violence then? Some of the things on this mind map are not physically violent – they don’t involve hurting someone’s body.

Sexualisation

Sexualisation can take lots of forms and can look different in different circumstances.

Gender

We like using spectrums as a way to introduce these ideas but some people prefer other ways to think about gender, sex and identity. It’s also important to remember that some people are not on our spectrums at all.

Relationships

Relationships are made up of more than one person and can include family, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, partners, colleagues, acquaintances, really anything where two (or more) people are connected in some way.

Rape myths

We believe that rape myths are really dangerous. They make us focus on the behaviour of the victims of sexual violence and excuse the criminal actions of the perpetrators. This worries us because it makes it much harder for victims to come forward to report sexual violence and makes it much more difficult to convict sex offenders.

Sexuality

Our sexuality is the way in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual people. It includes our sexual behaviours, gender identity, sexual orientation, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction.

Bystander

A bystander is anyone who witnesses or is present at an event. They might have the ability to influence or change how a situation works out.