Having The Conversation
Sure it’s hard talking to your child about knives.
Not half as hard as never talking to him again.
If there’s a knife in your child’s hands, it’s in your hands to stop it.
Kids face all sorts of pressures and it may be that your child is in contact with friends who carry knives. The chances are your child has talked about knives with friends or heard a story about the kid who carried a knife. Whilst many young people do not carry knives – it is still a conversations worth having with your child.
This leaflet from the Home Office holds practical advice for parents/carers on what they can do to reduce the likelihood of a child carrying a knife.