Counter Terrorism Police have launched a campaign aimed at 11 to 16 year-olds on what they should do in the unlikely event that they are caught in a gun or knife terror attack.
The campaign enlists a number of celebrities in a YouTube video to explain what you should do during an attack, including a warning that people should not wait around to take pictures and video on their phones.
The main messages of the campaign are to:
RUN if able to
HIDE if not
TELL police only when it is safe to do so, and
NOT to stop and use their phones until they are safely away from danger
Previous messaging has been aimed at adults, but following extensive research with children and young people, security experts from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) have created age-appropriate safety advice to engage and empower a younger audience. For more information on the campaign, click on the link below:
NaCTSO have also teamed up with other organisations such as the NSPCC, Childline, the Sun and Educate Against Hate, to help support parents who are understandably anxious about discussing such a topic with their children. For parental advice on talking to children about terrorism, click on the link below: