Understanding the impact of Knife Imagery – opportunity for schools

Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) have been working with South Yorkshire VRU, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield as part of an N8 Policing Research Partnership funded research project aiming to understand more about the impact of using images of knives when talking to young people about the risk of knife carrying and usage.

There is now an exciting opportunity for schools within the Thames Valley to get involved in the data collection for this vital research during the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year.

We are looking for teachers of students in school year 10 to run a short exercise with young people, which can be delivered as part of a lesson on knife crime and the risks associated with weapon carrying. The research exercise and associated lesson can all be delivered within 40 minutes, and requires students to access a computer for the self-guided research study.

This research is of significant important, and has the opportunity to inform national policy on how we should talk to young people about knife crime and weapon carrying.

Interested in taking part? Please complete the form below and we will be in touch asap!

Please note, your details will be shared with the research coordinator at Sheffield Hallam University, who will be in touch.