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How can crime affect school?

School is a large part of your life so it’s important to feel happy there.

If you don’t feel happy at school, you may start struggling to concentrate in class, or you may find that your attendance is affected. You might not want to take part in activities at school that you enjoyed before, or talk to friends you used to hang out with.

There are things you can do to help you cope with the impact of crime on your school life.

I'm worried about school

If you are worried about being bullied at school, or there is someone at school who has committed the crime, or are friends with the person who did, then it's understandable that you may not want to be there.

It could be that you’ve been a victim of hate crime – being targeted or abused (verbally or physically) because of things like your race, your religion, your sexual preference or a disability.  You may be scared of the journey or times before and after schools. 

Or maybe domestic abuse is making things difficult in your family, and you think you should be at home, supporting your brother or sister, or even a parent.

What can I do?

I tried talking to school but nothing has changed?

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