Carrying a knife or any weapon isn’t a good idea. Some people carry a knife because they think 'everyone else is' but that’s not the case - 99 per cent of young people in the UK don’t carry a knife.
Some young people think if you carry a knife then it will provide protection. But statistics show that if you carry a knife or weapon then you are more likely to end up being hurt. You can be seen as threatening. You might also end up being hurt by your own weapon. It is also illegal to carry knives and other weapons.
You might think you'll be respected or even feared for carrying a weapon. But all it really does is put you, your friends and family in danger.
You can visit Fearless for advice, discover real stories about people who turned their lives around after being involved in knife crime as well as places you can go for further help and support.