What are gangs?
Friends who live in the same area as each other, or all go to the same school and who hang around together are not a gang. Everybody likes to feel part of a group, and that’s absolutely fine!
Gangs are groups of people who may commit crimes or hurt people. They might carry knives or weapons and use them to show off or to threaten people. They might try and get you involved with them and what they do – or threaten to hurt you if you don’t join them.
To find out more about gangs and what to do if you are being threatened by a gang choose your age group below.