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SIGNS YOUR CHILD IS IN A GANG AND HOW TO PREVENT GANG INVOLVEMENT

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• Admits to “hanging out”
with kids in gangs
• Shows an unusual
interest in one or two
particular colors of
clothing or a particular
logo
• Has an unusual interest
in gangster-influenced
music, videos, movies,
or websites.
• Uses unusual hand
signals to communicate
with friends
• Has specific drawings or
gang symbols on school
books, clothes, walls, or
tattoos
• Comes home with
unexplained physical
injuries (fighting-related
bruises, injuries to
hand/knuckles)
• Has unexplained cash or
goods, such as clothing
or jewelry
• Carries a weapon
• Has been in trouble with
the police
• Exhibits negative
changes in behavior
such as:
* Withdrawing from
family
* Declining school
attendance,
performance, behavior
* Staying out late
without reason
* Displaying an unusual
desire for secrecy
* Exhibiting signs of
drug use
* Breaking rules
consistently
* Speaking in gangstyle slang

WHAT TO DO TO PREVENT GANG INVOLVEMENT

What Parents Can Do to Prevent
Gang Involvement
• Spend quality time with
your child
• Get involved in your
child’s school activities
• Be a positive role model
and set the right
example
• Know your child’s
friends and their
families
• Encourage good study
habits
• Teach your child how to
cope with peer pressure
• Help your child develop
good conflict/resolution
skills (See
www.safeyouth.org/scri
pts/teens/conflict.asp)
• Encourage your child to
participate in positive
afterschool activities
with adult supervision
(recreation centers,
organized sports, youth
groups)
• Take action in your
neighborhood (create a
neighborhood alliance,
report and remove
graffiti)
• Talk with your child
about the dangers and
consequences of gang
involvement. Let your
child know that you
don’t want to see him or
her hurt or arrested.
Explain to your child that
he or she should NOT:
* Associate with gang
members
* Attend parties or
social events
sponsored by gangs
* Use hand signs,
symbols, or language
that is meaningful to
gangs
* Wear clothing,
including specific
colors, which may
have meaning to
gangs in your area

One Response to SIGNS YOUR CHILD IS IN A GANG AND HOW TO PREVENT GANG INVOLVEMENT

  • FOXY says:

    I guess the operative word here is ‘child’. At no time should my child have time to hang out anywhere without me knowing his/her whereabouts, the friends he/she affiliates with and the parents of those friends.
    I know for parents who work outside the home it is not always that simple but people have to always anticipate the worst and prepare to eliminate it befor it even happens. If a child is not taught the right things when he’s younger and easier to control, then their chances of swaying are much greater.
    The worst thing in life is wasted talent. Find your child’s talent and cultivate it. Teach the children not just what to think but how to think. Don’t lie to the kids like Bob Marley said. Let them know the dangers out there, expand their minds and vocabularies. Satisfy their curiousity with mental challenges.
    Some people treat their kids like dogs without even realizing it. A child is not just to be housed, fed and clothed.
    It starts in the early years and it starts with the parents. Children’s minds must be stimulated and they must be awakened to what is happening in the world, in being selective about their friends, about the prison system, about the culture, the role of televison and the media. The information they are exposed to should be monitored.
    Parents have to take responsibility for the minds of their children because that is where they are attacked.
    Buy your kids books and expand their mind and imaginations instead of Jordans and video games. Rich people have big libraries and poor people have big TV’s.
    Tupac’s mother used to punish him by making him read the New York Times and then telling her everything he read. He stated that when they lived in the projects and they had no electricity he would sit outside and read under the street lights.
    Just because a child is in the projects doesn’t mean he has to become another statistic.

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