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Here are the resources we found for anti-social behaviour for young people:
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Youth offending does not have to be all you know. It might be hard but there is a way out and a light at the end of the tunnel. This video shows that change is possible, in this case it was for a child, but you can always change for yourself instead.
When you’re young taking a chocolate bar can seem harmless. No one gets hurt right? Things can easily spiral out of control and before you know it you are in a situation that you can’t get out of.
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.
Committing a crime means doing something that is against the law of the country you live in. If anyone involves you in a crime or does something to you that is against the law, you can tell someone about it and get help. On this page you can find information about what can happen if you get caught, what happens if you’re found guilty, talking to the police, and getting more support after a crime.
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.
Anti-social behaviour is when you act in a way that causes other people a lot of bother or distress. It may be one person or more than one person doing it. The people who get distressed aren’t in your house, they are members of the public or the community. Anti-social behaviour comes in different forms, including different types of abuse, damaging property or being a general nuisance in the community. This webpage from The Children’s Society covers how to deal with anti-social behaviour, types of anti-social behaviour and how to manage challenging behaviour.
Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment. This could be an action by someone else that leaves you feeling alarm, harassed or distressed. It also includes fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance. This webpage from the Police outlines what anti-social behaviour is and how to report it.