For parents and youth workers

These #NotTheOne education resources are for parents, guardians and youth workers.

Launched in South Wales in 2022, #NotTheOne aims to reduce youth knife crime by utilising expert evidence and insights to create messages that strongly resonate with young people.

The following resources are designed for adults to understand the issue better and engage with young people. The aim is to help educate and empower young people, making it clear that they will be safer without carrying a knife.

It a comprehensive toolkit designed to tackle knife crime through education, conversation and practical skill-building.

We encourage you to use these resources to create a safer and more aware environment for our young people.

Explore the resources for parents and youth workers

Knife Crime: Know the facts

Get a detailed overview of knife crime in the UK, including the law, statistics and the impact on young people.

How to have a conversation with young people about knives

Practical advice on how to initiate and navigate discussions about knife crime with young people.

Discussion exercises: The cost of carrying a knife

A collection of interactive exercises that explore the broader consequences of carrying a knife and how to get out of this lifestyle.

Managing conflict: Exercises for young people

These exercise focus on practical ways to handle and resolve conflicts, whether at school, home, or other social settings.

Knife crime in the UK: A quiz for young people

A short quiz about knife crime in the UK to reinforce learning and key concepts in this resource.

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