What is it?
Thanks to Brockenhurst College for providing the images
Domestic abuse takes place between boyfriend/girlfriend or family relationships. Domestic abuse is not a one off incident, and can happen time and time again.
Remember: it is still not right if your partner hurts you only once.
No one is immune from abuse. Abuse can affect all forms of relationships, and both male and females can be victims. It can be very lonely and scary for someone if they are experiencing abuse.
Domestic abuse is not limited to physical violence and can include:
Spreading rumours about you
Getting angry when you want to spend time with your friends or family
Telling you how to dress, or spend your money
Calling you horrible names
Threatening to hurt themselves if you end the relationship
Pressuring you into sending nude photos
Showing other people your private messages
Is It Love??
This is based on REAL experiences of young people in Exeter aged 12-15.
This information is up to date as of 28th March 2019 and will not be updated soon