Top Tips to Stay Safe




Barnardo's are a charity who are dedicated to the welfare of children.






Their Real Love Rocks team spends lots of time chatting to lots of amazing young people. They often have great advice, wisdom and thoughts about relationships and how teenagers can keep safe.



Here are some of their tips to keep safe: 

  • Stick with friend of a similar age to you - a good friend won't ask you to do stuff you're uncomfortable with.
  • Know where you're going and how to get home. Have credit on you phone and make sure it is charged.
  • If you feel you can't say no, ask yourself: 'Am I in a safe situation?'
  • If someone offers you something for free, ask what they want in return. Things in life are rarely free so make sure there are no expectations of you if you do accept something.
  • Listen to your body - a fast pounding heartbeat and churning stomach are signs you feel unsafe.  
  • Think about what personal details (including photo's) you are sharing or giving out online, by phone or in real life. For example, someone you don't​ know in the 'real world' may be able to track you down via a picture showing your school uniform.
  • Drinking and taking drugs can slow your reactions which can make you unaware of unsafe situations and you can become a target for people who may hurt you.
  • Remember - make sure someone you trust always knows where you are. 


This video helps explain all about CSE:​