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Here are the resources we found for gangs for young people:
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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.
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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.
My Friend is caught up in a Gang, What should I do?
Your friend or family member just loves their new maters, but you’re worried it’s going to end badly. The Mix spoke to the St Giles Trust to ask for their advice on what to do if you think your friend or family member is getting in with the wrong crowd. This webpage talks about what you can do to help, what to do if they don’t want your help, who you can talk to and what to do if you’re being pressure to join a gang.
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.
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.