Think you need help now?
The HeadStart support and guidance site is not designed to support young people in a crisis situation. Please click here for help on what to do in a crisis or emergency.
Here are the resources we found for anti-social behaviour for professionals:
The girl visits her boyfriend, who is in a gang and has purchased a gun. In order in “keep other people in line”, the girl takes the gun home with her. The bully and her gang confront the girl and her two friends, a fight breaks out and the gun falls out of a bag onto the floor. A standoff takes place, the gun goes off, but the wrong person is killed.
The Real Roots of Youth Violence – Craig Pinkney
Video games and hip hop music often take the rap for inciting violence in the young people, but urban youth specialist and lecturer Craig Pinkney knows that is far from the whole story. Craig shares his experience in engaging disaffected and violent youth, going beyond systems to find the root causes. He also calls for a move from ‘not my problem’, to a dealing with the issue with much greater community support.
The Salam Project
The Salam Project runs a number of events and outreach experiences on topics such as gang crime, anti social behaviour, extremism, radicalisation and female hate crimes. They also offer education on more specific topics like female genital mutilation, forced marriages and honour killings.
Gun and Knife Crime
Gun and knife crime isn’t as common as some people think, but it does happen. Guns and knives can affect everyone, not just people in gangs. This webpage contains information about what you should do if you are involved in gun and knife crime, what would happen if you got caught and how you can avoid gun and knife crime.
Social Media as a Catalyst and Trigger for Youth Violence
Social media now plays a central role in the lives of young people in the UK, with the vast majority of teenagers using smartphones and tablets to access online platforms throughout their waking hours. However, being online can raise some serious challenges. This report focuses on one of those challenges.