You can often hear about the 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 or in person.
Making new friends and meeting a whole range of different people is something we all like to do and most people we meet will be genuine but sometimes you can meet people who might try and take advantage of you. Knowing what to look for can help to keep you and your friends safe and stop people taking advantage of you.
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If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, call one of the numbers below.
You are not alone, there are specially trained professionals that help support you and your family.