This part of the website is for youth. You might need the help of a trusted adult to look at this or you might be able to look at it on your own.
Have you heard people talk about ‘having boundaries’? Boundaries help people to stay safe and be responsible.
There are different types of boundaries that act as a way to separate spaces, people, touch and trust.
- Walls and fences are boundaries that we can see. We also set rules about who can come into our physical space, who can get close to us and touch us.
- We use boundaries to set limits or rules, and understand what’s OK and not OK for us to do, say or take part in. This includes who we share personal information with, who we trust.
You’re the owner of your body. You get to control your actions, body and words and this helps you to set boundaries. You can decide.
What is public, what is private?
Growing up includes learning what activities, behaviours and information are private.
- Public means you can share something with others; it also means that you are with others.
- Private means something is not for sharing; it also means that you are alone.
Body Boundary Rules
Watch the video ‘You get to Decide’ to think about what you would do to make sure your boundaries are safe