Help for parents and carers

Many parents and carers feel unsure about how to talk to young people about sex, sexuality and relationships. Help is out there that can make having those difficult conversions a little easier.

Useful organisations


From sexual behaviour to advice on what’s normal and healthy, the NSPCC has great advice on how to support young people and keep them safe.

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Act on it Now

Find out what health, unhealthy and toxic relationships look like - and get help if you’re worried about your relationship or someone else’s.

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Parents Protect

This site helps adults and carers to understand why children don’t talk about abuse and how to encourage them to come forward and get your support.

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What do we mean by Sexual Harassment?

  • Sexist name calling
  • Sexual comments, remarks and jokes e.g. wolf whistling or catcalling
  • Rumours about your sex life
  • Upskirting
  • Sexting
  • Pictures you don’t want to send or see e.g. dick pics, nudes, porn
  • Being photographed or filmed without your consent
  • Circulating pictures or videos you’ve shared without your knowledge or consent
  • Pressure to do sexual things you don’t want to
  • Unwanted touching
  • Sexual assault of any kind

SHOUT campaign

Together with our partners we have created an advertising campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment. A range of communications are available to download to support your own activities.

Learn more about the SHOUT campaign

Page last reviewed: 08 March 2022

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