Sometimes it is best to be honest and let them know that you are not interested. However, we know that sometimes the social context makes it difficult to say no. Having a few pre planned things to say in case you need them can be helpful. Being more prepared for the conversation – either to respond honestly, or with something that can safely get you out of the situation can be helpful. It can also be a good idea to chat to a friend, let them know what is happening. They may have some helpful tips, or may be able to be around when you respond to this person. Remember, you never have to do anything you are uncomfortable with.
Help saying no….
There is someone at school that is constantly making inappropriate and sexist comments to other students. I know it’s making a few of my friends uncomfortable. Is there anything that I can do to make this stop?
A lot of us really want to be able to say something when we see or hear someone behaving inappropriately, there are some skills we can learn to make this a little easier.