Teen magazine Sugar has made the headlines after it published a
survey revealing that one in five of its readers had been hit by a
boyfriend and 43 per cent believed such aggression was acceptable.
The survey, backed by the NSPCC, was picked up by TV, radio and national newspapers.
Editor Annabel Brog said the study was triggered by “an instinct”
that young people needed more guidance on domestic violence.
said: “That so many teenagers would consider taking back a boyfriend
who had hit them is an example of how some young people will accept
behaviour that seems totally unacceptable to me.
“Even a charity
like the NSPCC doesn’t have access to teenagers like we do because it
is only in contact with those who believe they have a problem.”