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What is grooming and how can RSE combat it?

So, what is grooming?

The NSPCC defines grooming as ‘when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.'

The Esteem Network - UK

There can be no doubt that the internet has brought new challenges to family life! Understandably, parents and carers can feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what practical steps to take to protect their children, especially when it comes to the easy accessibility of online pornography.

Bad communication?

"Please do not use email to send us any further information, it is not safe for us to receive it."

Positive Life Social Networks Project - Ukraine

ACET Ukraine’s mission is to help young people make informed, healthy lifestyle choices and avoid damaging relationships, violence, drugs, STIs, HIV, and suicide (the leading cause of death amongst adolescents in Ukraine).

ACET DRC on the radio

In the DRC, low literacy levels, high levels of stigma around sexual health and a lack of capacity at a community level to address health issues are all significant challenges to young people who need to access support for sexual and reproductive health matters.

The Youth Momentum Online Forum - Zimbabwe

The Nehemiah Project in Zimbabwe has launched an online programme for young people called ‘The Youth Momentum Online Forum’ - a brilliant way of continuing to provide relationships and sex education in the midst of ongoing government restrictions and lockdowns due to COVID-19.

Introducing race identity sessions as part of the Esteem project

Events of the last year, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, and also the racist treatment of East Asians over the COVID-19 pandemic, have brought the importance of race to the forefront, and hopefully, it's here to stay.

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

You might think it’s as simple as a curry on a Friday night, a glass (or even a bottle!) of wine on an evening. But a curry on your own, a bottle of wine alone or even watching a sporting or cultural event means little if it is not shared.

#ChooseToChallenge gender based violence

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating women! This year their theme is 'Choose To Challenge.’

Imagine working in an industry where, if you even reported gender based violence, there would only be a 20% chance that the police would investigate?

Recycle for acet UK

Thanks to our partnership with Recycling for Good Causes, if you have any unwanted jewellery, watches, stamps, phones, cameras or gadgets you can recycle them at no cost to you, whilst raising funds for acet UK! 

There are three schemes:

World AIDS Day: Shared responsibility, global solidarity

Whilst COVID19 has been a terrible pandemic, the AIDS crisis is one of the deadliest pandemics EVER, certainly within living memory.