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Out and about

Unfortunately when it comes to safety, there are no guarantees especially when most sexual violenceSexual Violence
Is a general term that covers any sexual stuff a person does not consent to.
happens with people who know each other.

Whatever the statistics say, it still pays to always be aware of keeping yourself safe.

Here are some suggestions that may help make your night out one to remember for all the right reasons.

Did you know?

You can get a prescription for condoms or other contraception at any age!

Think about it

Is your behaviour respectful when you use drugs or alcohol? If you can't be respectful towards yourself or others when you are wasted - it's time to do something different.

Being wasted is no excuse for any kind of disrespectful or harmful behavior. 

Make a plan

If you do choose to use alcohol or take drugs, have a plan: 

  • Know who you are going with - be clear, everyone should know what is planned for the day/evening. 
  • Know where you are going and how you are getting back.
  • If you are giving yourself a limit on drinking or drugs, stick to it.
  • If you are planning on having sexSex
    Is different things people choose to do to actively express sexuality and sexual feelings; often this involves genitals, but not always. Other words used in place of “sex” could be “sexual activity”, “sexual experiences”, or just “sexual” – they all mean the same thing. Sex can involve one person (i.e. masturbation) or more. When we talk about sex, we are not just talking about a man putting his penis into a woman’s vagina – there are heaps of ways people can have sex.
    For sex to be fun, legal, respectful and pleasurable there must always be CONSENT.
    , take protection. Also check that your partner isn't too drunk or high, if they are they can't consentConsent
    Is a free agreement between everyone involved in any sexual experience. A free agreement can not happen when someone is verbally, physically or emotionally forced or threatened, tricked, if someone is too wasted on drugs or alcohol or if they are under the age of 16. A free agreement means that everyone was keen on everything that was happening and they all knew what was going on.
  • Know who to call if something goes wrong.

Trust your gut

If a situation looks dodgy, sounds dodgy, feels dodgy, then guess what? It’s probably dodgy! 

Leave as soon as possible.

Did you know?

41% of males and 27% of female students said they had hit or physically harmed someone else.

Take action

If you see anyone getting hurt, or about to be hurt, it is your business to take action if you can do it safely. Click here for info on Stepping up, Speaking out and being a good mate.

Get help when you need it. 

You can always report sexual violenceSexual Violence
Is a general term that covers any sexual stuff a person does not consent to.
to the Police. If you don’t really want to do that, you can also try talking to a trusted friend or adult. Another choice is to call one of the organisations listed here.

Top tips

  • Don't accept drinks from people you don't know.
  • What how much you're putting away.
  • Take note of how your body responds when you use alcohol or drugs. When your body says 'enough' it is time to stop. 

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Just a heads up, this website has some stuff about sexual violence which might be upsetting,
especially if you or someone close to you has experienced it.

If you find yourself getting upset, make sure you get support or take a few deep breaths
and think about something that makes you smile.

Some of the topics in here may also conflict with your beliefs.
We think that if a person is harming someone, or their human rights
IT IS NOT OK - no matter what your beliefs are.

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