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Some people carry a knife because they think everyone else is. This isn’t the case; 99 percent of young people in the UK don’t carry a knife.
Some people think carrying a knife will provide protection. This isn’t the case; statistics show that if you carry a knife you are more likely to end up being hurt. Your knife might even end up being used on you.
Some people think they will be respected or feared for carrying a weapon. All it really does is put you and your friends in danger.
These are the potential consequences of carrying a knife:
Remember, if you don’t take it with you, it won’t get used.
Who can you talk to?
If you are worried and want help to keep yourself safe, you can contact the following organisations: