Friendship between boys and girls does not mean sex
Boys and girls can be friends
Treat your friends asyou wouldwantto be treated
S A FE T Y WI TH FRIENDS:
Na j juuko Brenda, Nakalembe Hani f a, K amungi Diana, and Na tukunda Fiona all o f K CC PS, K ampala.
THERE is a friend who tells me that he loves me. He keeps touching me on my way home. I do not like what he is doing. What can I do? Wenene Caro- line, P7, Elgon PS, Mbale
Young Talkers, what do you think of Caroline’s story? We think that boys and girls can be friends withoutasking for sex. In October
editors visitedKaliro district and met bright pupils. Read on and see what they said about friendship between boys andgirls.
Help each other
I had a boy friend when I was in P4. We did not have sex. But we are now just friends. We help each other with classwork. He gives me good advice like he advised me to stop stealing.
Kwagala Joan, Green view PS, Kaliro
Are you a girl? Do you have a boy who is your friend? Are you a boy and have a girl as a friend?How do you behave to each other?
I have a girlfriend who is very beautiful. But I take her as my sister. We help each other with studies andshare knowledge. So friendship does not mean sex.Let’s take girls as our own sisters, and say no to sex.
Gumpi Cohen, Green View PS, Kaliro
Have you evercompared yourselfwith a friend?
Did you think you werebetter or worse than theother person? Accept that God createdyou differently. Compar-ing can make you or your friends sad.
Boys and girls, treatyour friends just as youwould treat your brotheror sister
Respect each other
Do not annoy each other.
Forgive each other
Give good advice
Respect each other’s bodies.
You should avoid bad touches
Introduce their friends to their parents
Help each other with classwork
Talk about how to avoidHIV/STDs
Help you to get to what you want in life
Do not demand for sex when they give you gifts.
Look at your friends.How are they useful to you? If your friendwants you to do things that can put youin danger, he or she is a bad friend.