On a Night out?
Friends Stay Together, Stay Safe: Text HOME to 60835 for local licensed minicab and taxi information.
Keeping your stuff safe
Got a new phone? Using the latest tablet? Follow these top tips to make sure you keep your valuables safe and out of unwanted hands:
Register your phone and other valuables FREE on Immobilise, that way if they are stolen the police will be able to track there whereabouts
Keep a note of your phone's IMEI number, this is your hone’s unique identifying number and is used to trace lost or stolen phones. You can get it by keying *#06# on your phone. Make a note ofit and keep it separate from your phone.
Stay alert - make sure you keep your valuables hidden and keep the volume at a level where you can still hear whats going on around you.
If your phone or valuables are stolen report it immediately to the police. Inform your network provider and ask them to block your phone. You can also block your phone by calling 08701 123 123.
Report it online on the main Metropolitan Police Service website
Call 101 – our non-emergency phone-number.
Watch how easy it is for thieves to get their hands on your stuff!
Keeping yourself safe on the internet
Using the internet to keep in touch, play the latest game and finding help with homework is a normal day to day thing. But if you use the internet, there are times you could be at risk of bullys, fraudsters or something more serious. So here are a few golden rules to keep in mind:
Don’t give out personal information such as your address or phone number.
Don’t open emails or attachments from people you don’t know.
Don’t become online ‘friends’ with people you don’t know.
Never arrange to meet someone in person who you’ve met online.
If anything you see or read online worries you, tell someone about it.
If you need some more information take a look at get the facts for more advice and support to keep yourself and your friends safe online.
Done something you’re worried about?
Something playing on your mind? Maybe you’ve been pressured into doing something you knew wasn’t right by your friends. Or maybe you’ve got into trouble at home or school because of it. Even though you can’t go back and change what has been done there is a way to try make things better.
Croydon Drop In Zone
The Drop in Zone at Croydon Council’s Turnaround Centre is a place you can simply turn up to, talk about your experience who can give you help and advice on what to do next. Remember this is confidential and non-judgmental they are just there to help you.
Croydon Turnaround Centre
51/55 South End
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Wed: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Telephone: 020 8760 5530
You can also contact Childline on 0800 1111 - you won’t have to give your name so don’t worry about owning up about what you’ve been doing; they won’t judge you – they’re just there to help
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Are you Safe?
If you are in a relationship and feel scared, anxious or pressured into doing things you don’t want then this is not okay. If you feel uncomfortable or unhappy and uncertain about what is happening then it may be an abusive relationship. A loving relationship is based on respect not fear. Abusive behaviour may include some or all of these things:
- Physical - Actions that hurt the outside of the body like; pushing, slapping, punching or kicking.
- Sexual - Actions that effect people intimately like; being forced or pressured into sex or sexual behaviour that you are not comfortable with or ready for.
- Emotional - Actions that effect how you think or how you feel, like; putting down, intimidating, scaring, checking up on constantly or name-calling.
- Financial - Actions that effect your money and finances like; taking money, using your mobile phone without permission, stealing from you, making you pay for everything and not giving you access to your own money.
Remember your not alone 1 in 4 teenagers have reported abuse from a partner. Watch this short clip would you recognise the abuse?
The Family Justice Centre
Help is available for you at the Family Justice Centre. The centre is run by a multi-skilled team that works to provide you with access to support services. Our aim is to listen and respond to your needs in a safe way.
How you can access the service
The Family Justice Centre is open for drop-in and appointments every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am - 4pm.
You can call the helpline on 020 8688 0100
Other support services that can provide you with advice, support and guidance are listed below:
Respect not fear website can provide you with support from other victims of domestic violence
24/7 free helpline by the National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Call Childline free from landlines and most mobiles on 0800 11 11 to speak to someone about any relationship difficulties you or someone you know is having with their partner.
More support: GUIDE_Young_Persons_Guide_to_Keeping_Children_Safe