If you want to have fun and be safe - take a look at this
checklist before you go along to a new activity.
1. Make sure it's right for you
It's well worth checking out things like:
- Are you the right age?
- Is the activity for people who live in your area?
- Do you need to 'book' your place?
2. Get the 'ok' from your mum, dad or carer.
It's important to have a chat with them about the activity
and make sure they're ok with it.
If they are ok for you to go tell them what time it finishes and
discuss how you will get home.
3. The serious bit
All people who organise activities for young people must have a
'CRB certificate'. This tells you that they don't have
a criminal record of child abuse. Check that all the people who run
the activity have a certificate.
You have a right to have fun and be safe. The things in the list
below can be signs of child abuse or bullying. Talk to Childline on
0800 1111, visit the Childline website or talk to someone
you trust if you see any of these signs:
If the people who run the activity:
- Do not allow your parents or carers to stay during the
- Show favouritism to you or other young people
- Invite you or other young people to spend time with them
- Encourage racist, sexist or homophobic behaviour
- Encourage inappropriate physical contact
- Take your photograph without your permission.