why do young people want to join gangs ?

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This week on burnet news we have been talking about different type of crime's because this is our new theme .We got a question each and mine was Why might a young person want to join a gang so now im going to be telling you why a young person will want to join a gang .

I think that a young person would want to join a gang because they might of been pick on by a gang before and because that hapened to them they think that they can do it to some one else but it doesnt work like that because that person who you are bullying didn't do anything wrong to you. Another point of veiw is that older children encouraged little childen to make or join a gang which is called persuading which means you are bribeing people to join the gang and make wrong choices

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC 09 Jan 2019

    Hi tenacious_whale,

    Thanks for your post and sharing your question from your task.

    One of the session videos this half term is an interview with an ex-gang member and he explains some of the reasons he joined a gang.

    I found this NSPCC page about it which has some helpful information and phone numbers if anyone ever feels any pressure to join a gang.

    www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/staying-safe-away-from-home/gangs-young-people/

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg authentic_road
    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 09 Jan 2019

    Great point! Another thing to add is that people also join gangs to act cool and have street credit but its not worth anything in the long run as it can change your life upside down

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg tenacious_whale
    Morley Newlands Academy 10 Jan 2019

    aurhentic i agree with that cause some poeple do that

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg smart_parrot
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 11 Jan 2019

    I think that another reason that children join gangs is that a gang can offer them some protection from the things or people that they are scared of. It can help them feel as if they belong somewhere. This can then be used against them to persuade them to do acts of violence or other criminal activity so that they can still be part of a gang. Without the gang they can feel vulnerable.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg smart_parrot
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 11 Jan 2019

    I think that another reason that children join gangs is because if they get bullied they want to do it back

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  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg creative_ostrich
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 11 Jan 2019

    I think young people join gangs to get away from something that is happening at home.The gang can help them feel less depressed and will make them feel better by taking it out on other people.

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  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_argument
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 11 Jan 2019

    They want to join gangs because they want to fit in and be like other people . Also they don’t want to be called scaredy-cats so don’t join a gang it’s a bad idea !

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC 11 Jan 2019 in reply to creative_ostrich's comment

    What suggestions do you have to stop 'gangs' being seen as a way to get away?

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg affable_weaver
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 13 Jan 2019

    I think that the reason young people join gangs is because there are more people in gangs then not (at least to them). This would mean that instead of being in the crossfire, it is safer to be in the gang

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg affable_weaver
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 13 Jan 2019 in reply to Tiff @ the BNC's comment

    To stop young people thinking a gang is a way to get away, we, as in the media, could emphasize how difficult it is to do the stuff expected of you in a gang. This would stop gangs seeming as a way to get away. Another way we could stop this assumption is by explaining that once you are in a gang, your stuck. Most gangs will encourage you to join but stop you from leaving. To me, that does not sound like a means to get away, it sounds like a way to wish your life away.

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