Crossing the line
Sometimes people make choices and do things which are unmistakably crossing the line.
When it comes to healthy relationships, there are a few important things to consider to ensure you are always on the right side of the line. Like trust, respect and open communication.
|Crossing The Line||Respecting The Line|
|Intentionally using violence (directly or indirectly) against another person.||Using open and honest communication to help solve your problems, rather than resorting to violent or aggressive behaviour or emotional or psychological abuse.|
|Making threats to intimidate (directly or indirectly) another person who believes the threats will be carried out.||Giving others some personal space when they need it. Not just physical space, but also by limiting things like calls, Facebook, MySpace and texts.|
|Stalking another person at a place where they are known to visit regularly (home, work, social or leisure)||Building relationships with people around you based on trust and respect, and looking out for your friends when they need help or advice with their relationships.|
|Using threats to cause fear or hurt towards another person.||Helping your friends by helping to stop the spread of rumours and photos which could cause hurt to someone.|
|Forcing or tricking another into sexual acts against their will or consent.||Obtaining consent from the other person for all sexual activity.|