Wednesday 7th October sees the 10th anniversary of National Personal Safety Day – an annual event that highlights all aspects of keeping safe from harm and leading safer and more confident lives.
The event is organised by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a registered charity that campaigns, educates and supports people to help reduce the risk of violence and aggression for everyone.
This year’s theme focuses on young men and the risks of violent crime. Statistically, young men are the most at risk when it comes to assaults or robbery. In fact, 73% of robbery victims are male.
The Trust are asking men to ‘Keep it REAL’ by making themselves aware of the dangers and taking steps to ensure their own safety.
Young men are encouraged to be READY in case an incident occurs. EDUCATE yourselves about the dangers you could come into contact with. Be ALERT to danger – it may happen when you least expect it. Above all – stay LEGAL. Carrying a knife for self-defence not only endangers yourself and others, but carries with it a sentence of up to 4 years in prison.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust have a dedicated website for the event which is packed with campaign resources, helpful advice and information on how to get involved. We particularly like this poster which can be downloaded and printed to help raise awareness.