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Staying Safe in the Community.

This section gives you some important information about how to keep yourself safe when you are out and about in the community. Topics covered are:

Staying safe when out and about
How to avoid getting involved with gangs
Road awareness
Your community places

Staying safe when out and about

There are lots of things you do to stay safe when you are out:

  • Always let someone know where you are going and what time you will be back
  • Stay alert, and keep music turned off so you can hear whats going on around you
  • Stick to busy, well-lit roads, and avoid short cuts through alleyways
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the road or go to a place with lots of people around like a shop or a bus stop
  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • When travelling by bus try to use bus stops on busy roads
  • If someone tries to take something from you, never fight them
  • Keep your mobile phone and other valuables out of sight, and turn off your mobile phone ringer to avoid attracting attention
  • Don’t carry weapons because they are more likely to be used against you AND it’s illegal
  • Speak up if you are bullied or if you feel you might be in danger

How to avoid gangs

Your community places

 Youth Centres

Children and Young People Haven


A safe place to talk about your worries and mental health.

Leisure Centres

Written by: Judy Farmer

Specialist School Nurse Spelthorne

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