Keeping Yourself Safe

Keeping yourself safe

Keeping yourself safe

In this section you will find some information about how to keep yourself and other children and young people safe.


You can be hurt or harmed by what people do or say to you.


So always be a good friend and:-

  • Listento each other
  • Respecteveryone as an individual
  • Respect their wishes - Don’tgossip
  • Be sensitiveto other people’s likes and dislikes
  • Encourageyour friends to feel good - Don’t put them down
  • Supporteach other, by sharing your problems, by talking to someone you trust, by being a good friend


If someone hurts you remember it’s not your fault.  This is what you should do about it:-

  • Tell a teacher or other adult you trust
  • Think about what you want to say
  • Don’t give up.Keep telling someone until they hear
  • Think about yourself and your rights


If a friend tells you they are being harmed you should:-

  • Listen to them
  • Say you want to help
  • Tell an adult you both trust.Some things can’t be kept secret
  • Respect your friends wishes


If you suspect a friend is being harmed then you should:-

  • Listen to what they have to say
  • Talk to an adult you can trust about your concerns
  • Let your friend know that you are there for them


If you want to talk to someone you can speak to a Social Worker at the Social Work Services Contact Centre on 03154 551503

Remember there are other people you can talk to as well and you can find details about this under the HELP link.


Voice Against Violence is a group of eight young experts who have first hand experience of domestic abuse and different services. We work with the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA) on a Delivery Plan which aims to eradicate domestic abuse from Scotland.

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