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Shaunna

Shaunna

Name: Shaunna Thompson
Age: 23
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Hampshire
Campaign: To encourage young people to be safe when walking alone

I worry that there is a high level of violent crime in my community.

 

Unfortunately, I don't think this is taken into account by young people, who walk home alone after nights out.

 

I want to encourage them to consider whether it really is wise for them to walk alone or whether it's better to go with a friend or catch a taxi.

 

With Fixers, I've created a poster to highlight the dangers people, especially young girls, could face if they don't take the necessary precautions.

 

Even something as simple as not walking with headphones on could make a difference.

 

I just hope people will think twice before heading out alone in the dark.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix: 

Abbi Head Amber Hawkes
Amy Webb Bethany Washington
Clare Sutton Georgia Quicle
Katie Sutton Lisa Donovan
Louise Clark Maddy Buxey
Megan Pake Mollie Baker
Natalie Osborne Shakiba Moghadam
Stephanie Millard

Shokraneh Oftadeh Moghadam

Tasha Liof  

Hampshire Police

Inspector Justin Roberts supports our Fixers project. He agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.

 

SPP Solutions

James Sanderson, gave up his time to teach self defence to young people in the broadcast.

 

Richard Taunton’s Sixth Form College

Some of the students at the college contributed towards the research for the film and took part in a self defence class.

 

The Fish Station

The shop allowed us to film in their premises.

October 2014

My poster has been displayed in a shop called 'The Fish Station' in Southampton town centre! You can see the poster on display in the photo below.

 

 

I've had some great feedback following the launch of my campaign. Scroll down to see some comments.

 

'I love these posters. I'm planning to put them up around my University in Southampton. Young women and men go out and get so drunk that they don't remember their own name. Hopefully this will remind them to take care.'

 

'They look great! I will be displaying them at my university in Portsmouth.'

 

'Now it's coming close to Christmas, people, especially young people, need to be aware of the dangers they could sometimes put themselves in.'

 

My posters were also requested by C.H.A.T (Confidential Help & Advice for Teens at Meole Brace School Science College). Mary Braddick, who runs the courses said: 

 

'To all you wonderful Fixers, it is with your help as young people speaking out that we can encourage others to speak about any aspect of their life that they are unhappy or worried about. Be proud of yourselves! For helping others and for highlighting the dangers in our society!'

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