This page is dedicated to children and young people.
We would like to give you the opportunity to display your work regarding staying safe and knife crime. Please email the Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org any work you would like us to consider.
Suggestions for this are:
- Tell us your thoughts regarding knife crime. Has knife crime effected you and your family?
- Have you visited our Knife Crime Awareness Exhibition? What are you thoughts?
- Send us your artwork promoting knife crime awareness.
We are very keen for children and young people to have their say and we look forward to your contributions.
In London in the midst of the boring day sales in front of happens, families and tourists, a feud between two rival gangs concluded in one of their deaths. Known by the name ‘Nutz’ or ‘TunaRaw’, he was an active member of the gang for two years and many people that knew of him would avoid him due to his bad reputation. Paramedics battled to save him as crowds of spectators watched in shock. He died at the scene at around 13:45PM. Eleven people were arrested as they were suspected to be connected to the murder.
Here are some things you should know about keeping safe. You should always walk confidently and not hold any valuable possessions people may find them appealing. Don’t wear headphones or ear phones you should be aware of your surroundings. If someone tries to steal from you and they are threatening you with a weapon you should hand over your possession to avoid being hurt. Don’t carry a weapon to keep you safe because it only puts you more at risk.
By Olivia Hayes, Ellen Herrity, Muna Hersi, Ellie Balmforth
But wait, what am I saying? You lost your dignity and pride the minute you picked up that knife. Though, the dignity and pride really aren’t the important factors here – what about your self respect? Did you think you gained respect by carrying that knife? That everyone applauded you, looked up to you. ‘Well done for wanting to take care of yourself’? That respect gets chucked away, along with your existance in the acceptable community. How would you feel, if one of your kids were stabbed – not even fatally – just stabbed. You wouldn’t be proud of the attacker. You wouldn’t pat them on the back and say, ‘Good job’. Because that’s your child they just stabbed. Whether it was provoked or not. You’d feel angry. You’d feel hurt, upset. You’d feel like you wanted revenge. But you can’t touch them. You can’t lay a finger on them.Then you look back, and remember, ‘That was me. I could have put someone through what I’m going through now.’ and you’d feel sick. You’d feel physically sick to the very pit of your heavy stomach. It’s not about protecting yourself, your land, or even your friends anymore. It’s about showing you have wicked ways and you’re not afraid to use them. To warn everybody off who dare step across your invisible line. To show you’re such a hard nut, that you rule the roost, and death bestow upon anybody who take that power away from you. It’s not about defending what you have a right to. It’s about feeling powerful. It all centers around power. Makes you feel big and mighty. That if you carry a knife, and that everybody knows it, they wouldn’t even think of creating bad feeling. You’re a coward.
By Charlotte Michaels