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Safe Relationship Advice for Cornish Teens

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12:33pm 5th March 2014

Cornish teenagers get help to stay safe in relationships.

A new traffic light tool uses red, amber and green to flag up potential risks as well as positive behaviour.

The system from sexual health charity Brook has never been used in the UK.

A team of youngsters from Richard Lander school in Truro are re-designing a support website, including thirteen year old Connan Bland who told Pirate FM: "I feel it's very important because if we don't talk about it then we're just going to keep it up inside and then we'll get confused and then scare ourselves over something that probably isn't that important and it could easily be fixed."

Fourteen year old Alastair Paddock added: "As a statistic around one in four people in schools right now have anxiety or depression. It's really difficult to talk about that. More service makes it a lot easier. You can remain anonymous and you don't have to deal with the awkwardness that comes from talking to people about that and maybe feel that it's a more minor problem."

Andrew Wallis is Cornwall Council's lead for children and young people: "We have an obsession in this country with talking about the weather but we don't talk about sex, relationships and surrounding that area. So we need to break down those boundaries and talk openly to give the right guidance and advice to young people.

"It's a life skill. We all generally have relationships and generally we have sex. It's a positive human act and we should be able to talk about it openly. We shouldn't hide it under the carpet and say 'No sex please, we're British'. We should embrace it."

12:33pm 5th March 2014

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