Chanel College bites into domestic and family violence
STUDENTS at Chanel College are the first to be given Youth Safety Cards as part of the Love Bites education program.
The safety cards are pocket sized and have essential numbers young people need to access support services.
They were handed out by Gladstone CCRDFV during Love Bites, a program aimed at breaking the cycle of domestic and family violence through education.
This is the second year Chanel College took part in Love Bites, which ran just before the start of May - Domestic Violence Prevention Month.
Before Love Bites, student Finn Schultz had no idea how frequent incidents of physical and sexual violence were in Queensland where 44% of homicides are linked to domestic and family violence.
"It's awful," Finn said. "It shouldn't be that high."
He said he would never act violently and could only imagine those who did grew up with different values to his.
Each one of the students agreed individuals had the power to break the cycle and made a pledge to help stop domestic and family violence for their generation.
More at www.gladstoneccrdfv.com.au.
- Be more aware and treat people how you want to be treated
- Let people know where they can get help
- Let people know it's okay to talk about it
- Don't be a bystander - take action
- Let people know - you don't have to deal with it by yourself
- Use your words and support your friends