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Gangs Resources for Young People

On this page, you will find all resources relating to gangs. For more resources that might be relevant, please select one of the keywords below:

Anti-Social Behaviour Peer Pressure

Here are the resources we found for gangs for young people:

Wednesday’s Child

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.

 

Twin Track

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.

No More Funerals

We are at a point in time where we are burying young people faster than we can bury our elders due to youth violence and gangs. In this passionate speech, Craig Pinkney talks to the Your Life Matters Youth Summit about how social media is now being used to help prosecute crimes, and how social media is also being used to facilitate youth violence.

A Family’s Fortune

Alisha put together this video to show the impact that gang life has on families. In the video, we follow the life of one young person who gets involved in a gang and see how this decision affects his friends and family.

No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Young People

A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Learn the facts about knife crime in black and white. Watch, learn, then share with others so that no-one is left in the dark about what can happen.

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.

Gangs

A gang can be a group of mates who hang around together, but some gangs are involved in crime. Sometimes gangs are violent and might fight other gangs or carry weapons.

Organisation

Base 25

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.

News article

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.

Wednesday’s Child

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.

 

Twin Track

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.

No More Funerals

We are at a point in time where we are burying young people faster than we can bury our elders due to youth violence and gangs. In this passionate speech, Craig Pinkney talks to the Your Life Matters Youth Summit about how social media is now being used to help prosecute crimes, and how social media is also being used to facilitate youth violence.

No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Young People

A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Learn the facts about knife crime in black and white. Watch, learn, then share with others so that no-one is left in the dark about what can happen.

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.

Organisation

Base 25

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.

News article

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.

Wednesday’s Child

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.

 

Twin Track

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.

No More Funerals

We are at a point in time where we are burying young people faster than we can bury our elders due to youth violence and gangs. In this passionate speech, Craig Pinkney talks to the Your Life Matters Youth Summit about how social media is now being used to help prosecute crimes, and how social media is also being used to facilitate youth violence.

Organisation

Base 25

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.

No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Young People

A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Learn the facts about knife crime in black and white. Watch, learn, then share with others so that no-one is left in the dark about what can happen.

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.

News article

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.