You can be hurt or harmed by what people do or say to you.
So always be a good friend and:-
- Listen to each other;
- Respect everyone as an individual;
- Respect their wishes - Don’t gossip;
- Be sensitive to other people’s likes and dislikes;
- Encourage your friends to feel good - Don’t put them down;
- Support each other:
- By sharing your problems;
- By talking to someone you trust; and
- By being a good friend.
If someone hurts you remember it’s not your fault. This is what you should do about it:-
- Tell a teacher or other adult you trust;
- Think about what you want to say;
- Don’t give up. Keep telling someone until they hear; and
- Think about yourself and your rights.
If a friend tells you they are being harmed you should:-
- Listen to them;
- Say you want to help;
- Tell an adult you both trust. Some things can’t be kept secret; and
- Respect your friends wishes.
If you suspect a friend is being harmed then you should:-
- Listen to what they have to say; and
- Talk to an adult you can trust about your concerns.
- Let your friend know that you are there for them!
(Not for reporting child protection concerns)
Moray Child Protection Committee
The Moray Council, Education and Social Care,
High Street, Elgin