The Home Office have re-launched their teenage rape prevention campaign. Advertising for the campaign will be re-run from 1 December and throughout January. The campaign aims to prevent teenagers from becoming victims and perpetrators of sexual violence and abuse. The Commissioner said:
“I am writing to all secondary schools across Greater Manchester to highlight the Teenage Rape Prevention Campaign. The new ‘This is ABUSE’ website gives teenagers a great opportunity to talk about rape and sexual violence and to learn about how they can stay safe, receive support and where appropriate report incidents.
It is vital that young people are empowered to challenge behaviour that worries them and arming them with the right information is key to this. I hope that all schools use this opportunity to have an open discussion with their young people about an issue that we hope does not affect them but that we can no longer overlook”.