Police Scotland supports ACT For Youth

Published 14 November 2017

Police Scotland is supporting Counter Terrorism Policing’s ACT For Youth Campaign, with the second phase being launched today (Tuesday 14th November).

ACT (Action for Terrorism) for Youth’s key message is to inform young people, particularly those aged 11 to 16, that in the event of a firearms, weapons or terrorism attack to RUN TELL HIDE until the police turn up.

Whilst such messaging has been established and followed for some time now, it doesn’t always reach a younger audience, hence the need to educate in the event of an attack.

It’s the first time Counter Terrorism information has entered the classroom and this had been supported by the launch of a new animated ‘What to do in a weapons attack’ (above) video. This is aimed specifically at young people caught in potential terrorist situations  and what they should do if they come across any suspicious behaviour.

You can learn more about the campaign by following @TerrorismPolice, visiting their Facebook page, and on their website.

You can learn more about RUN HIDE TELL advice and what to do in the event of a Firearm and Weapons attack on our Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack page within the Counter Terrorism and Serious Organised Crime Awareness section of the Police Scotland website.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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