Archive | December, 2009
I Hate U - creepy behaviour online

Being harassed online?

Is someone using the web to harass you or to spread nasty rumours about you?

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Dear Diary: my ideal first time

Imagine you’re about to have sex for the first time. In an ideal world, who’s the lucky guy or girl?  Where will it happen?

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Tips to stay safe

Does your boyfriend or girlfriend’s anger scare you? If it does, it’s a warning sign of physical violence in future. Think about how to protect yourself in case they try and hurt you.

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Is it ok to snoop?

Checking their mobile, reading their emails, logging into their Facebook, flicking through their diary… What effect does snooping have on a relationship? Is it curiosity or control?

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Website snooping

Got a boyfriend, girlfriend or ex who’s trying to track what sites you visit? You have a right to keep your private web use… private!

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The big picture

Wondering why this website talks so much about violence in relationships? In Australia, relationship violence is a serious issue and it happens far too much. The good news is that we can stop it before it starts.

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Do something

Your school, TAFE, uni or workplace are all places to get talking about the “good, bad and ugly” of relationships. It could be something simple like putting up posters or something bigger like people coming to talk about relationships.

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What other people are doing

Control and violence in young people’s relationships is being recognised as the serious and widespread problem it is. And people are getting creative with ways to prevent it – from street theatre to school programs to phone callout cards.

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Keep reading: websites, books and zines

Websites with advice, books on respect and drawing the line,  comics and zines with personal stories.

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It's over

Will they hurt me if I leave?

If your ex has been violent or unpredictable before, are you worried about telling them it’s over? (You should be.)

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Am I stupid for staying?

Am I stupid for staying?

You know you’re not being treated right, but you don’t want to leave. Is that stupid or weak?

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Pressure to send sexy pics or texts

Pressure to send sexy pics, texts or videos is common in relationships. What if you’re pressured to send pics to your boyfriend or girlfriend?

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It's over

Will they hurt me if I leave?

If your ex has been violent or unpredictable before, are you worried about telling them it’s over? (You should be.)

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I Hate U - creepy behaviour online

Being harassed online?

Is someone using the web to harass you or to spread nasty rumours about you?

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I'm not with stupid anymore

My ex won’t accept that it’s over

You’ve taken the leap and broken up with someone who wasn’t treating you right. But your ex isn’t getting the message that it’s over. What can you do?

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After the breakup: how u doing?

The end of a relationship can mean intense heartache. Sometimes it feels like the sadness, disappointment or anger is overwhelming. Are you or your ex acting weird or scary?

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