Many young people who choose to carry a knife, do so as they
think they will be safer, for protection. In reality carrying a
knife can put you in even more danger.
If somebody feels the need to carry a knife for protection they
must be feeling under some kind of threat. Adding a knife
to an already threatening situation can make things a lot
worse. Even if the person had no intention of
using the knife, who knows what they may do in a
If the knife is not there, it cannot be used.
If you feel unsafe, talk to somebody you
You may be feeling threatened or be concerned about a friend,
who has started carrying a knife. We understand it can be a very
hard to situation to deal with on your own, so we advise you to
speak with a trusted adult. They can help you get the best support
You can seek help from Victim Support,
Childline or pass information on through Fearless.
Fearless is 100% anonymous so you can speak with them without
providing any personal details at all.