Table of Contents
- 1 How do you help teens stay away from trouble weapon use physical violence and gang involvement?
- 2 How do you keep a gang free lifestyle?
- 3 How can we stop gangsterism in our community?
- 4 What can you do to stop the spread of violence?
- 5 What are the downsides of being in a gang?
- 6 Why you should never join a gang?
- 7 What is the average lifespan of a gang member?
- 8 How we can reduce crime?
- 9 What happens if you join a gang?
How do you help teens stay away from trouble weapon use physical violence and gang involvement?
Following are 8 ways parents can protect their teens:
- Be aware of the risks and signs that your teen may be involved in a gang.
- Spend quality time with your child.
- Be a positive role model.
- Be engaged in your teen’s world.
- Involve your teen in extracurricular activities.
- Encourage academic success.
How do you keep a gang free lifestyle?
Be too busy to get involved.
- Remove yourself from the area. Gradually limit your involvement with other known gang members.
- Find a job in another neighborhood. Even if it is a part-time job, it will help in the process of breaking that gang connection.
- Get involved in school activities or other community organizations.
How can we stop gangsterism in our community?
Discourage any gangster language, wearing clothing associated with gang signs or symbols and hand signals. Know your child’s friends and families. Establish a good relationship with their teachers. Always know where they are and who they’re with.
What can you do to stop the spread of violence?
Set up a Neighborhood Watch or a community patrol, working with police. Make sure your streets and homes are well-lighted. Make sure that all the youth in the neighborhood have positive ways to spend their spare time, through organized recreation, tutoring programs, part-time work, and volunteer opportunities.
What are the downsides of being in a gang?
- dropping out of school;
- teen parenthood;
- drug and alcohol abuse;
- committing petty and violent crimes; and.
- juvenile conviction and incarceration.
Why you should never join a gang?
Joining a gang will not give you more protection; it could enhance your chance of being targeted as a victim. Gang members usually don’t get a good education, making it hard to find a good job. • Gangs are violent and dangerous, and members are also at a higher risk for getting arrested.
What is the average lifespan of a gang member?
20 years and 5 months
They are correct; the sad reality is the average life expectancy of an active gang member is 20 years and 5 months. Too many children fall prey to the lure of gangs because they are looking for a sense of family, love, power, money, perceived safety or some other need or want.
How we can reduce crime?
The 10 Principles of Crime Prevention are:
- Target Hardening. Making your property harder for an offender to access.
- Target Removal. Ensuring that a potential target is out of view.
- Reducing the Means.
- Reducing the Payoff.
- Access Control.
- Environmental Change.
- Rule Setting.
What happens if you join a gang?
Joining a gang is dangerous business that can ruin your life. Young people involved in gangs are much more likely to be victims of physical violence or gun crimes. They are more likely to be victims of retaliation and rival gang violence than non-gang members.