The aim of the campaign is to prevent teenagers from becoming victims and perpetrators of abusive relationships. It will encourage teenagers to re-think their views of violence, abuse or controlling behaviour in relationships and direct them to places for help and advice.
The main messages of the campaign are:
- Abuse in relationships is not normal or acceptable – if you are in an abusive relationship it’s not your fault and you do not have to stand for it.
- It’s not just physical violence, like punching or kicking, that makes a relationship abusive – if you are threatened with violence, have no say over what you wear or who you see or speak to, or are constantly criticised it is sill abuse.
- Abuse is never OK – blaming abuse on anger, jealousy, alcohol or the other person’s behaviour is not acceptable.
Help is available – if you need some support getting out of an abusive relationship or just want to talk to someone visit – http://thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk/