People, wildlife and places
When out exploring..
- protect and care for all people, animals, plants and places you visit;
- look out for dangerous animals. Don't try and touch them or you may lose part of your body;
- whenever possible, leave no trace that you have even been to a place or completed a mission. Leave everything, from gates and hedges to ruins and parrots, as you find them. Dispose of your rubbish appropriately or take it home with you;
- if you're taking a dog, cat, ferret or other animal with you make sure it's under your control;
- say hello to the people you meet. They'll like that and you'll like it when they say hello back;
- be honest and take responsibility if things go wrong. You'll get far more respect.
Most people you will encounter on your missions will be quite safe. Most people in the world are. But, just to be certain, don't get into the car of anybody you don't know. Ever. Most importantly, don't agree to go into anyone's house without the permission of the people who look after you.
It is safe to ask most adults for help. If you get hurt or run into trouble, the vast majority of adults will be able to help you, but the best people to ask are those in the emergency services. If they're not around, ask a group of adults in a public place.
There are lots of signs that warn you of hazards. Follow their advice. High, slippery, electric, explosive, sharp, mean and very hot places should be avoided, without special training.
Whenever you feel you need help, public buildings are always a great place to head for. Hospitals, police stations, schools and libraries tend to be full of people who will be able to help you in your moment of need.