Advice for young people
What is Abuse?
It’s not just physical violence, like slapping or punching, that makes an abusive relationship, it can include being:
• threatened with violence
• being told what to wear
• who to see and speak to
• being told where you can go
• and/or if you are constantly criticised and put down
If any form of social media is being used to embarrass you or threaten you, at any time during the day or night – This is also abuse
Abuse is never OK
Blaming abuse on anger, alcohol, jealousy, as a sign of love or caring, or on the way you behave, the way you look or what you wear, is never acceptable.
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 put up with it
In an emergency always call 999.
Suffolk is working hard to keep you safe. All we need is for you to ask for help.