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Here are the resources we found for knife crime for parents and families:
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Tooled Up For School
A hard-hitting drama created as an educational resource to highlight the issue of knife crime in young people.
EastEnders: Real Life Knife Crime Stories
With knife crime a continuing issue in the UK, BBC Three has produced a series of powerful, short films in collaboration with EastEnders. They uncover the real stories of the families behind the landmark storyline, as we learn of love, loss and the determination not to forget.
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(Featured resource)Join millions of young people living knife free. 99% of young people in England and Wales live knife free. And, while those that carry often claim to do it to feel safer, carrying a knife can get you into dangerous situations. Even if you can avoid the violence, there are severe emotional, personal and legal consequences that can come from knife carrying. This site will help you get information on knife carrying, its effects, and how to make the right decisions.
No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Young People
A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Learn the facts about knife crime in black and white. Watch, learn, then share with others so that no-one is left in the dark about what can happen.
No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Parents and Families
A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads for parents to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Includes advice on how to have difficult conversations with young people about knives, video materials and case studies, and links to helplines and sources of support for parents or family members who are worried about a young person.
The Ben Kinsella Trust
The Ben Kinsella Trust tackle knife crime through education and campaigning. The Trust was formed in honour of Ben, who was just 16 years old when he was stabbed to death on the 29th June, 2008 in Islington, London. The Trust provides workshops and resources for young people, parents, and professionals.
‘My life with Joshua, and what he can teach us all’ – in conversation with Alison Cope
Alison Cope was, and always will be, the proud mum of Joshua Ribera. In 2013, Josh’s musical career as grime artist Depzman had just taken off, with a number one album, and tours of the UK and Europe. In September that year he was murdered in a knife attack outside a night club in Birmingham. He was only 18 years old.
In this podcast, Alison talks to HeadStart about her son, and how she now works with schools and the community to dissuade young people from carrying knives.