Many people grew up in families where healthy relationships weren't modelled or where there was intergenerational trauma. That makes it hard to identify an unhealthy relationship later in life.
A healthy relationship has:
These elements of a healthy relationship can be applied to all relationships whether it be with romantic partners, peers, co-workers, friends or family
Consent is a necessary part of a healthy relationship. Being in a relationship with someone doesn’t give them automatic access to your body or the right to abuse or violate you in any way.
Coercion involves manipulating, blackmailing, pressuring, threatening, intimidating and/or guilting someone until they give in to a sexual act.
It’s important to know that:
Staying safe online is important to preventing sex trafficking.Yet, 38% of Toronto youth said they feel unsafe online and 73% said they have had online interactions with someone they didn’t know.
How to stay safe online:
Tips on how you can help keep young people safe from online predators.