Your Choice - Teenager Safety


Your ChoiceDerbyshire Constabulary are touring schools to show the importance of making the right decisions.

The Your Choice seminar features four individuals who have all faced extreme hardship in their lives.

Those speakers – Simon Brown, Dorian Grey, Lucy Smith and Jasvinder Sanghera – chat to pupils about the choices they have made, and how those choices have had a huge impact on them, for better or worse.

The idea of the seminar is to reduce the risk of youngsters becoming involved in  criminality by showing them the dangers of making the wrong decisions in life. It also teaches them about the wide variety of support and advice that is available to them.

Your Choice focuses on a range of topics including forced marriage, sexual exploitation, anti-social behaviour, gangs and extremist violence.

Each of the four speakers has personal experience of one of those topics and shares intimate stories about that experience throughout the morning.

Inspector Shaun Woodcock, who helped organise Your Choice, said: “Your Choice has always had a great response and the real stories from our four fantastic guests are extremely affecting.

“The wide variety of life experiences the speakers can share are very relevant to the young people of today.”

Find out more about Your Choice by downloading the course booklet from the 'Related Documents' section.

Some quotes from students about Your Choice:

"Very interesting stories told openly and with humour."

"'It was good to listen to real world experiences"

'I didn't realise forced marriage was an issue in England"

Other websites teenagers may find useful

Fear and Fashion logoThe Fear and Fashion website contains information and advice to help you if you are concerned about carrying knives yourself or if you are worried about someone you know carrying or using a knife.

This website is a place for you to get independent advice on how to avoid getting hurt or more deeply involved with weapons or gangs.



Fearless LogoFearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.

What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime - 100% anonymously. 



Think U Know logoThinkuknow is a place to find out the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.

Find out what's good, what's not and what you can do about it. Most importantly, there's also a place you can use to report if you feel uncomfortable or worried about someone you are chatting to online.


Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.