Teenagers more likely to repeat 'risky' online behaviour

School-age teenagers who have previously engaged in risky online behaviour are much more likely than young adults to repeat such behaviour in the future, according to a new study by Plymouth University.

In an attempt to understand the psychological mechanisms contributing to young people’s online risk taking, researchers examined their tendency towards behaviours seen by parents and...

Improvements to supported housing for young people

Homeless 16 to 25 year olds will be able to get help from a new and improved supported accommodation service in Plymouth.

Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet has awarded a contract to DCH’s Housing Support Service to provide the redesigned service that will give very vulnerable young people a safe home and help with day to day living. It also includes a referral ‘hub’ to help young people...

Police launch rape prevention campaign aimed at young people

"In 75% of reported rape cases, the victim had already met their attacker" - a fact highlighted by the police as they launch a new rape prevention campaign aimed at teenagers.

Devon and Cornwall Police's campaign is aimed at 13 to 21-year-olds. It is intended to raise awareness of issues around consent faced by young people.

The central message of the campaign is that sex...

Honiton house fire claims lives of two teenagers and three year old boy

The 3 year old boy seriously hurt in a house fire in Honiton on Friday died in hospital in Bristol on Saturday.

The tragic death follows the announcement that two teenagers had died on Friday at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

At around 7.48am on Friday 5 April, emergency services were called to a reported house fire at a property in Lee Close, Honiton.

The air...