It can feel very discouraging to growing up in a family where fighting and conflicts are an everyday occurrence due to the behaviour of parents, siblings or other relatives. Of course, no one’s life is a picture perfect, glittery Hollywood dream but in some families neglect, verbal or psychological abuse, beatings, or sexual harassment severely harm children’s lives. It is important to know that this is not acceptable under any circumstances, and just because someone is young, they can still seek help from professionals whose job it is to protect children. The following sentences may help you recognize if you or one of your friends may be effected or is in danger. If you think this is the case, there are places you can turn to ask for help.