Planning your night out:
- When you go out, find out where you’re going and let your host family know and tell them when to expect you back.
- Always go out with people you know and trust.
- Plan your route and check on bus and train times before you leave.
- Always use will lit, busy roads and avoid shortcuts through dark quiet areas
- Stay alert – be aware of your surroundings – don’t wear your earphones when out alone, you won’t be able to hear if someone is following you.
- Consider carrying a personal attack alarm but not a self defence spray as these are illegal in England.
- When Waiting for a bus, it is usual to join the back of a queue in England – don’t push in, it will make people angry.
- Don’t speak to people you don’t know, or go up to their cars – even if they speak to you first.
- Walk with friends and never walk alone at night – use a taxi. Only share taxis with people you know.
- Be Alert! Do not walk straight into the road. Remember to look right when you cross the road. Cars in England drive on the left.
- If you are travelling alone on a bus, train or tube, always sit near other passengers
- Never walk across or touch railway lines – they will kill you!
- Don’t carry your passport and all of your money with you.
- Keep personal belongings like smartphones and cameras out of view and don’t leave your bag unattended.
- Never take money or gifts from people you don’t know.
- Never tell anyone you don’t know any of your personal details.
- Be considerate on your way home at night. Please keep quiet.
- Don’t block paths – if you need to group together, find an area with plenty of space.
- Don’t drop litter. Put it in the bin or take it home with you.