Knife crime & your child

Injuries, fatalities, criminal convictions, feeling threatened – the effects of knife crime are a huge source of worry for parents.


Here’s the good news: there’s plenty you can do to help keep your child safe.


This section gives practical advice on knife crime and knife crime prevention.

Having the conversation

Advice on how to raise the subject of knives and what can you say.

Knowing the facts

Key facts to help you talk to your child about knife crime.

Positive choices

Help your child find fun, safe ways to spend their time and energy.

Parents’ Stories

When faced with worries about your child’s safety or the realities of knife crime, it can feel like you’re the only one.


This section contains stories from real parents across Scotland.


Read how they’ve coped and how some have used experiences from their own childhood to keep their children safe.





If you’re worried and would like to talk to someone contact:



Speak to or email someone about any worry, any time.

08000 28 22 23



Give information on crime anonymously and safely.

0800 555 111


Our blog allows those working with NKBL and young people to contribute their views, policy ideas and constructive criticism on a regular basis.


We also feature guest blogs covering a host of related topics to stimulate debate around violence and related issues affecting Scotland’s young people.