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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!

Stay Safe

  • 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

  • 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.