Should I Risk It?

Should I Risk It?

Media stories often tell us about risks to us in everyday life. This feature contains resources to help you to understand how to interpret media stories about risk so that you can make informed decisions.

Journey to School 

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:
How risky is your journey to school?

How Risky is My Diet? 

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:
Newspapers said that eating a bacon sandwich every day raises the risk of bowel cancer by 20%. Should you be concerned?

Trusting the Tabloids 

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:
Can you match the cards and figure out whether the tabloid headlines can be trusted?

Risk and Crime 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Are you at risk of being a victim of crime? How does your perception of that risk compare with the facts and figures?

Statins and Risk 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
"Statins cut the risks of heart attacks and strokes by 40%"
Should the Professor take statins? Can you help him decide?