New Anti-Knife Crime PSHE Lessons

The Home Office has been working with the Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) Association to release new lesson plans aimed to tackle knife crime for schools in England. PSHE teachers will be challenging the myths around knife crime and will communicate to children, through discussing real life cases, the realities of carrying a knife. Lesson plans will feature content from the #knifefree campaign as well as content about the importance of positive role models.

These new materials are designed to challenge inaccurate perceptions about knife crime, help young people develop the confidence to resist pressure to carry knives, and to recognise positive role models.

Victoria Atkins, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability said:
Early intervention is a key part of our Serious Violence Strategy and it’s vital that we give young people the tools and resilience to keep themselves safe over the summer holidays.
I’m pleased that our current lessons on knife crime have proved successful and that we are able to strengthen them even further, and I’d like to thank every teacher who has taken the time to deliver them.


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