Teens – remember that as you have your first relationships with partners, you have the right to feel safe, respected, and protected at all times. Keep these rights in mind and if you need help in determining if a situation is safe you can always reach out via our hotline – 702-366-1640 – or the other listed resources.
If you have questions about consent, click the picture below for a helpful video that makes it as simple as…a cup of tea!
Personal Bill of Rights
- My body is mine to respect and protect.
- I have a right to be safe.
- I have the right to say “no” to anything that does not feel comfortable to me.
- I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to with my body, no matter who I am with, whether I have done it before, or what I agreed to earlier.
- I don’t have to give explanations; saying “No” or “I don’t want to” is enough.
- I have the right to trust my feelings.
- I have the responsibility to respect other people’s right to say “No” to me.
- I have the right and responsibility to protect myself and other people.
- It is not my fault if someone makes me do something that I do not want to do.
- I have the right to tell someone if I am hurt or made to do something I didn’t want to do.
- I have the right to find an adult who I can trust and tell them what happened.
- I am a valuable person and an important part of my community.
- I deserve to be treated with respect.
We encourage you to not only help yourself, but also be an active bystander to support others. If you see someone saying or doing something that supports rape culture, violence, or demonstrates disrespect for someone else, say something! Let people know you don’t think that type of behavior is cool or ok. You can be a part of making a change and making a difference to create a safer and healthier community for everyone.