Do you carry a knife? Are you involved in a gang or crime? Are you being put under pressure to carry a knife?
It might not seem like it, but there is a way out. The truth is, it is more dangerous going on as you are.
What can you do?
There is a lot of help and support out there.
If you’re scared for your safety then talk to a trusted adult; a parent, teacher, youth worker or police officer for example. Nobody wants to see you get hurt.
If you don’t feel you can talk to any of these people then talk to a professional in confidence. ChildLine could be your first call on 0800 1111 – their counsellors can support young people 24 hours a day.
What else can you do?
Leave the knife at home – if you don’t take it with you it won’t be used.
Ignore taunts and call outs on social media
See the bigger picture. While walking away might be the hardest thing to do, it’s the safest and won’t get you into trouble with the police. Stay alive to take care of your friends and family
Dial 999 if you are worried someone is at risk. The police are there to help and keep you safe.
Who else can you talk to?
If you are worried and want help to keep either a young person or yourself safe, you can contact the following organisations:
Childline counsellors can support young people 24 hours a day, you can call them on 0800 1111.