Local charity Billy’s Wish held a knife crime evening for parents and children at Kings Langley School last month.
The evening was set up so parents could get information and advice on how to keep their children safe.
With stabbing stories hitting the national headlines every day, Billy’s Wish are fighting knife crime in many ways including through education.
Billy’s Wish is a local charity set up to educate children and young people about the dangers of knife crime following the tragic death of Billy Dove, who was stabbed in 2011.
The information evening gave an introduction to the work the charity carries out and the messages they share with children in schools.
There was also advice for parents for how to steer their children away from knife crime.
The evening included facts about knife crime and the law, talking to your child about knives, keeping a looking out (identifying warning signs) and keeping teenagers safe when out.
In their fight against knife crimes, Billy’s Wish revealed to MyNews that there should be a permanent knife bin in the area of Hemel Hempstead after a record number of knives were handed in across knife bins in Hertfordshire.