Is this love?
Devon and Cornwall Police are launching a Facebook campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse amongst young people in relationships.
It is hoped the Is this love? Facebook campaign will reach young people and help them to understand what is acceptable in a relationship and what is not.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of this issue and encourage discussion about it.
Domestic abuse in teenage relationships is surprisingly common. A recent NSPCC study into issues of partner violence in teenage intimate relationships found:
- A quarter of girls and 18 per cent of boys reported some form of physical violence.
- Three-quarters of girls and 14 per cent of boys stated that physical violence had negatively impacted on their welfare.
- Nearly three-quarters of girls and half of boys reported some form of emotional partner violence.
- A third of girls and six per cent of boys stated that the emotional violence had negatively affected their wellbeing.
During the campaign, young people will be encouraged to Like the page, which will be populated with videos, blogs, information and help and support about domestic abuse.
They will also be encouraged to share the page with their friends by sending a 'love heart' to show their support.
For information and advice call 08452 777 444 or visit www.devonandcornwall.police.uk