Days after Mayor Sadiq Khan announced his new proposals to help curb knife violence in London, cities and towns around the UK are cracking down on knife ownership; particularly among the nation’s youth.
The Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commission launched a new online campaign called #KnifeFree this week; highlighting Britain’s teenagers who voluntarily agree to live a “knife free” life and offering advice on those wishing to avoid knife violence.
“Find positive activities to channel your energy and help you avoid dangerous situations. This will also help you meet others living knife free. #knifefree” writes the Commissioner’s official social media account.
“If you find yourself in a confrontation, you have a choice – pulling a knife can escalate the situation and put you in serious danger. #knifefree” says another post.
— Office of SYPCC (@SYPCC) April 5, 2018
Going knife free can be a brave and difficult choice – but your life will be better for it. pic.twitter.com/bbT9YNTMus
— Office of SYPCC (@SYPCC) April 6, 2018
— Office of SYPCC (@SYPCC) April 7, 2018