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Respectful Relationships


How do we get respect from people?

Even though there are no guarantees, pretty much the only way to GET RESPECT is to SHOW RESPECT to others. Usually if you act in a respectful way and treat other people as you would like to be treated, they will respect you too. However, if you try to show someone respect, and they bully you or hurt you or your feelings, it's important to stick up for and respect yourself!

Remember, bullying is never OK. If you think you are being bullied tell an adult, or check out our Bullying Hot Topic to get some ideas about what you can do. Remember, part of respect is respecting yourself, and not letting other people push you around or make you do things you don't want to do.

If you would like to talk some more about respect or need some help to make your relationships more respectful, you can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use our web or email counselling services. We will listen to you and help you work out what might help.

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Published: 28 April 2010