Staying safe - information for children

We want you to enjoy life and have fun − but we want you to be safe too.

There are a few simple steps you can take to stay safe while you're out and about.

  • make sure your parents know where you are going and who you are with
  • make sure your mobile is charged
  • don't accept a lift from a stranger − get a taxi or ask your mum and dad to pick you up
  • avoid short-cuts or dark alleys
  • keep valuables like wallets and purses out of sight
  • if you are approached or feel threatened find a place with lots of people, shout or scream loudly or knock on a door for help − you won't look stupid
  • if you are attacked, don't keep it to yourself − ring the police, talk to someone you trust
  • in an emergency tel: 999.