What Can I Do?
There are many ways you can get involved with No Knives Better Lives Campaign.
We believe that knife carrying education and prevention should be informed by the 4 R’s and you can support these in your local area.
Knife carrying is not common. We know that some young people do carry knives and weapons and we aim to share our messages to help change the perception of knife crime and the attitudes of those carrying knives.
You can support us by sharing our messages with your friends and social media.
Risks and consequences
We want to share the true impact of carrying a knife and all the risks and consequences that come with that decision. As well as the very serious legal and personal risks and consequences, we want to get the message out there about the impact that knife crime can have on individuals, families and communities. Carrying a knife for protection in fact, it puts you more at risk of being injured.
You can get involved by sharing our info, follow us on social media, share your personal story or experience to help others understand the real risks and consequences.
We are all influencers in our community and in the lives of our friends and family. Becoming aware of those around us we are influenced by, when we feel fear or pressure and how we can positively influence others is a great way to build our own resilience.
Find out more how to make a difference in your areas. You could become a peer educator through Police Scotland Youth Volunteers which supports and promotes the NKBL Messages. You can find your local groups across Scotland here. PSYV Scotland. (http://www.scotland.police.uk/recruitment/police-scotland-youth-volunteers)
It is important to tell someone if you know someone is carrying a knife or weapon. You have a responsibility to not be a bystander in your community. You can report what you know to a parent, teacher, youth worker, police or any trusted adult. You can also anonymously report via Fearless (https://www.fearless.org/en/give-info)