Join millions of young people living #knifefree.

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.

If you carry a knife, it’s never too late to make a positive change in your life. Going knife free takes courage, but the benefits are real. Join the millions of young people who live knife free.

If you’ve considered carrying a knife – or are already carrying – there are things you need to think about. While some people and places make you feel like you need to carry, it’s never worth it.

How to live #knifefree

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    Friends should never pressure you into doing something you don’t want to. Consider whether the people you surround yourself with are having a positive impact on your life.

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    Some friends may pressure you to carry. Try and think of a way to say no before you’re put on the spot, so you’re ready – it could save your life.

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    Try and stay away from situations that you know are likely to result in conflict or violence.

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    Find positive activities to channel your energy and help you avoid dangerous situations. This will also help you meet others living knife free.

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