COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: No fear

A website aimed at children traumatised by domestic violence has been launched by Birmingham Women's Aid. The website, freefromfear.org, has been set up with the help of young people and aims to provide answers to questions that children may have about violence in the home. It asks children to state whether a series of statements are true or false, such as "Women who stay with violent men must like it". If the child answers incorrectly, the website provides an explanation as to why domestic violence in any form is wrong and should be stopped. "The statistics show that one in four women suffer domestic violence, so there are thousands and thousands of children who have to witness physical or mental violence in the home," said Maureen Connolly, chief executive at Birmingham Women's Aid.

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