Guide 4 Life Harrogate

Personal Safety

Personal Safety - Out and About

Statistics show that a lot of the crimes we hear about on the news are quite rare. However there are some steps you can take to keep yourself safe such as:

  • Let someone know where you are going and when you will return.
  • Don't walk alone and stick to well-lit streets
  • Never accept a lift from a stranger or an unmarked taxi
  • Look confident and pay attention to what is going on
  • Don't have valuables on display such as a mobile phone or wallet
  • If on a bus or train sit near other people

For all kinds of personal safety advice visit these web sites:

Web: www.suzylamplugh.org

Web:
www.direct.gov.uk/youngpeople
Click on 'crime and justice'

Personal Safety - On the Internet

The net is a brilliant place to find information and some simple steps can ensure that it is also safe:

  • Never give out personal information online like your name, address, phone number, email address or picture of yourself.
  • Let your parent/guardian know if you are using chat rooms.
  • Remember that people you meet on the internet might not be who they say they are.
  • Never meet up with someone you have met on the internet without a parent/guardian's permission and always ask an adult to come with you until you are sure that they are who they say they are. Always arrange to meet in a busy place.
  • If you get rude, unpleasant or nasty emails, tell someone straight away.

For more information about internet safety visit these web sites:

Web: www.kidsmart.org.uk

Web: news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews

Click on 'guides'˙ then 'internet safety'.