B-Safe stand against knife crime and support the positive use of the internet

On the 30th of January the B-Safe team met at Stanford House to continue work on their Safer Internet campaign and develop a campaign around knife crime with the local police. The B-Safe team are young people aged 13-16 and attend a regular meeting every three weeks to discuss, debate and co-produce campaigns on issues of Safeguarding.

February has two very key campaigns coming up and the B-safe team decided they wanted to prioritise both of these as they felt these are key issues that young people are facing.  

With the national campaign of Safer Internet day occurring on Tuesday the 6th of February, to support this the B-Safe team will be consulting other young people on positive behaviours on the internet and how to stay safe online. They are aiming to reach out to 300 young people across our city, to spread awareness around the campaign. This will then be reporting back to the Safeguarding board, with the number of young people that have filled it out and what action could be taken to promote healthy use of the internet. 

To support the knife crime campaign, Operation Sceptre, that is currently going on in the city from Monday 12th and Sunday the 18th of February, Di Shepard, the Young Person's Officer from the West Midlands Police came to meet with the B-Safe team to give more awareness around the issue. The B-Safe team will be working on a Campaign to support operation Sceptre.