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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.
Twin Track is a teen drama about grooming for radicalisation and gang culture. It was created by the young people of the charity Integrate Bristol. The video explores the lives of two young women who live very different lives; one is becoming a radicalised Muslim while the other is being pressured into gang life.
Base 25 is a young person’s drop in centre based in Wolverhampton city centre. They offer a wide range of advice covering numerous topics including; child sexual exploitation, gangs, anger management, gender based project, young dads work and, counselling.
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.
Safer Schools: Keeping Gang Culture Outside the Gates
This report provides a first-of-its-kind insight into pupil gang involvement in alternative provision schools, presenting the findings conducted in five alternative provision schools across three UK cities. It sets out a positive vision for the future, highlighting approaches to addressing pupil gang involvement, and revealing the successful steps that schools can take to improve the safety and security of their schools.
No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Parents and Families
A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads for parents to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Includes advice on how to have difficult conversations with young people about knives, video materials and case studies, and links to helplines and sources of support for parents or family members who are worried about a young person.
The Trap UK
Young people from across three boroughs of West London came together to produce an educational resource that challenges misconceptions and explodes myths surrounding ‘victimless’ crimes. The Trap was the result. Two powerful films that explore the impact of street drug dealing and knife carrying on individuals and their communities. Their message is loud and clear: There is no such thing as a victimless crime. Everyone gets hurt in the process.
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.
Gangs and Youth Violence
This e-learning course can help you develop your knowledge of gangs and youth violence. This course aims to increase your understanding of what gangs are and what they do, the extent of the problem, the part women and girls play in gangs, and what can be done to prevent gang recruitment and safeguard at-risk youth.
We Talk to Young People who have been Involved in Gangs
They’ve dealt drugs, carried guns, knives and axes and seen their friends killed and they’re still only teenagers. In this article for The Guardian, Tom de Castella talks to five former gangsters about life – and death – on the city streets.