Listen to any advice from your school that helps you keep safe. Speak to your teachers if you are worried about you or a friend’s safety.
If you are a victim of crime, don’t get into a confrontation – your safety is more important! If you can, try to remember distinctive things about any suspect. Did they have any distinctive clothing, brands, colours? Did they have any particular type of footwear? Did they have any marks, scars, hair styles? What was the approximate age of the suspect? Were they from another school?
Try to find a safe place and a capable guardian as soon as possible i.e. a shop keeper or responsible adult and try and report the incident to police as soon as possible. Don’t wait until you get home from school or the next day. Also make school staff aware as soon as possible.
It is important for parents/guardians to know where children are as best they can, how they are getting home and what route they take? Location settings on devices can assist with this.
For more advice visit the Met Police website: