#LoveIs, the 2nd Teamv campaign of the year, aims to raise awareness around healthy relationships among young people.
Unfortunately, 75% of girls and nearly 50% of boys have experienced some form of emotional or physical abuse from partners, however 81% of these victims have never gone to seek help or support.
Shine ALOUD in collaboration with vInspired set up a stall at Newvic Sixth Form College in East London to encourage local young people to challenge their understanding of what constitutes a healthy relationship.
In order to raise awareness, there was a small activity for young people to participate in. The activity consisted of a sliding scale and 9 statements. With the young people were asked on a scale of 1 to 5 what they thought was acceptable or not from a partner or in a relationship.
Some of these statements included, ‘Somebody wanting to check their partner’s texts and social media posts’, ‘Somebody always wanting to hold their partner’s hand in public’ and ‘Somebody getting jealous when they see their partner speaking to someone else at a party’.
The activity sparked an range of really interesting conversation with the young people and staff, which highlighted the reality that domestic abuse is not talked about enough in society.
A range of pop up stalls, activities and stunts will be taking place nationally over the valentines weekend.
It would be great if you could all join us over Twitter for a Q&A about healthy relationships this Saturday 15th February 2014, between 5pm and 6pm.
You can also get involved with their virtual sliding scale and let us know on a scale of 1 – 5 (1 being unacceptable and 5 being unacceptable) what you think about the statements below…
1. ‘Somebody wanting to check their partner’s texts and social media posts
2. ‘Somebody always wanting to hold their partner’s hand in public’
3. ‘Somebody getting jealous when they see their partner speaking to someone else at a party’
4. ‘Somebody wanting to know where their partner is all the time’
5. ‘Somebody telling their partner that they’re putting on weight’
6. ‘Somebody always forgetting their partner’s birthday’
7. ‘Somebody not wanting to meet their partner’s friends or family’
8. ‘Somebody going on a night out and not telling their partner’
9. ‘Somebody calling their ex all the time asking to get back with them’
Click here to watch the Campaign Video.