Welcome to Out Of Your Hands


Out of Your Hands? is brought to you by Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum (MICAF), the Home Office and the National Mobile Phone Unit, to educate young people aged 7 to 16 on the responsible way to own, operate and safeguard your mobile phone.

The challenge for most young people with mobile phones is how to balance their need to carry a phone for personal safety and social reasons vs. the threat of mobile phone crime and cyberbullying.

One in five children aged 8 to 16 has had their mobile phone stolen, often by another child or group of children.
Office for National Statistics

6% of children aged 10 to 15 – reported unwanted and nasty emails or texts, or abusive posting on a website.
British Crime Survey 2011

This website aims to offer a solution by educating young people about responsible mobile usage, prompting them to consider the impact of mobile phone crime, through a range of PSHE, Citizenship, Literacy and ICT curricula linked resources that are available FREE to download from our teacher’s area.

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