Monday, 18 February 2013

It Happens to Teenagers Too

    Every day when we switch on our TV, listen to news items on the radio and read the Internet, we are constantly reminded of the violence and abuse that exists in adult relationships.

    This abuse in what ever form it takes doesn't just exist in relationships between adults though, abuse is something that is a concern within teenage relationships too. That's why the UK government is running a campaign between the 14th February 2013 and the end of April 2013 to stop teenagers from becoming victims, or perpetrators of abuse.

    The website provides facts, guidance, help for all those concerned, or have concerns about someone they know who is in need of help. One thing that it does well, is it highlights all the forms in which abuse can take place. Whether an individual is pressurised into having sex, subject to physical violence, told what to wear, or not as the case may be, help is out there.

    One thing it also points out is that teenage abuse isn't limited to boyfriend/girlfriend situations, but those in same sex relationships may also find themselves in an abusive situation.

    So, if you live in the UK, and you need further information on teenage relationship abuse, check out


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for highlighting an important campaign--I just posted a link on my Facebook page!