Safety

Stay safe when you are out and about, having fun, online and everywhere else

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Illegal Highs

Sometimes called a 'legal high', novel psychoactive substances are taken to change how you feel, like a drug - but risks are unpredictable, some are very strong or toxic, and they are illegal.

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Self Harm

Self harm: spotting the signs, identifying risks and helping someone at risk

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Transport

Independent travel is a key skill for all young people in Oxfordshire. When you're going to school, work or out to have fun, travel safely and confidently.

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Alcohol & safer drinking

Every year, young people drink less alcohol. But for some, drinking heavily and getting drunk is still a risk. Find out how to keep you, your family and your friends safe and healthy.

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Stop smoking

Every year fewer young people in the UK start smoking. Smoking is dropping fastest of all in those aged 18-24. Find out how to get help if you, or someone you care for, is smoking.

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Anti-Bullying

Bullying isn't just a problem for young people at school. Most people are bullied at some point in their lives. But if you are bullied, you can take action.

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Cyberbullying

Using computers, tablets and mobile phones to hurt, annoy or harass people is bullying. Learn how to protect yourself and help others fight cyberbullying.

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Fake news, and how to spot it

We all like to share news stories with our friends on social media, but do any of us check if the stories are actually true?

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Gangs

Worried about gangs? If you or a friend are thinking about joining a gang, are already involved, or want to leave, you can find help and support here.

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Modern slavery

Modern slavery is when someone is forced to work for no money. It is illegal and a form of abuse.

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Outdoor Safety

The weather in England is usually mild, but you need to take extra care in rain, sun, and freezing temperatures.

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Personal Safety

Staying safe when you're out and about isn't always easy so plan ahead, take care, look out for each other and know how to get help

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Radicalisation

Young people are at risk from being targeted by extremist and terrorist groups for radicalisation

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River Safety

Oxfordshire is a county of rivers, canals and waterways; do you know how to be safe on and around the water?

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Safer Internet Day 2016 Competition Winners

The theme for Safer Internet Day 2016 was Play your part for a better internet - across Oxfordshire, young people entered our Safer Internet Day competition; you can see the winners here

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Sexting

Find out more about the risks of sending nudes, and hear what young people in Oxfordshire had to say about sexting

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Staying out of Trouble

If you are worried that you or your friends are getting into trouble, there are things you can do to help

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Staying safe online

The internet is an important part of life and learning, but you should be aware of problems you might have online and take steps to be safe.

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Terrorism

Many young people are worried about terrorism. But terrorist acts remain rare, and everyone can act to make their communities a safer place for everyone.

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The Justice System

Why do children and young people commit crimes? And what happens if you do?

Artqwork by CSE survivor

The Kingfisher Gallery

As part of their recovery, young survivors of child sexual exploitation being supported by Oxford's Kingfisher Team have created artworks, to share their experiences and messages with other young people and their supporters.

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Victims of Crime

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, it pays to know what to do.

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Young Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Information about rights and support for children who have recently come to Oxfordshire from another country, including young refugees and asylum seekers