Part of their press release:
Action Against Abduction is working with The Metropolitan Police to roll out Clever Never Goes as the replacement for Stranger Danger for children in schools across the capital.
Action Against Abduction is working in partnership with Safer schools and neighbourhood officers to help children recognise situations that could be unsafe and know what to do to protect themselves.
These officers have adopted the ‘Clever Never Goes’ programme in primary schools they work with across the capital. This is a more inclusive and up-to-date programme than the well-known ‘Stranger Danger’ campaign launched in 1971.
The roll-out of Clever Never Goes forms the latest phase of ongoing work by schools officers to keep children and young people across the capital safe. Specially trained officers across the Metropolitan Police Service are working with this new programme to help young children in London protect themselves from danger.
The Metropolitan Police piloted the early stages of this programme in 2019 in 37 primary schools. The feedback was universally supportive of a service-wide roll-out.
A specially designed robot named Clever helps children spot dangerous situations and gives them tips about how to respond. The programme is designed to be positive, practical and playful whilst ensuring the reality of situations is not lost. The core message is never to go with anyone unless it has been previously arranged. From Wednesday, 9 June the Met will roll out the Clever Never Goes resources to primary school children aged five to 11. These include online safety scenarios, prompting children to consider online grooming dangers.