Weekly Competition #20

08 February 2019

WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
educated_economics and committed_physics

The winning question this week came from educated_economics who asked, 'Why do young people feel the need to carry around a weapon to save their own lives when it usually ends in them taking another person's life?'. We thought that this really got to the root of the problem and sparked some interesting thinking about causes and experiences.

The winning answer from committed_physics was very different to other things we had read and suggested that restorative justice could reduce violent crime. Their open-minded and empathetic approach drew on Sephton's story, who is an an example of someone who uses their experience to educate other people.

Absolutely brilliant questions and answers this week. Well done!

WEEKLY COMPETITION #20
Q&A Competition!

Our competition this week is a tough one and a little bit different. Are you up for the challenge? It's all about curiosity-rich questions and answers to other Burnet News Club members.

We'd like you to choose whether to write a question about this Issue, or answer one of the questions written by another BNC member.

The first few people to enter will want to ask the questions to get the conversation started and if you find one that you'd like to answer then please click 'reply to this comment'. We'd like nice open-ended questions that will spark some interesting thinking!

There won't necessarily be a primary and secondary winner this week - there will be one WINNING QUESTION, and one WINNING ANSWER. Good luck! Winners will be announced on Friday.

We'll hand over to you now...

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  • loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why do people still commit violent crimes if the repercussions are publicly announced with real life examples that show the impact on the convict's life after and during they're in prison?

  • respectful_guitar | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why is it important we dont stay silent

  • fantastic_bell | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Do you think schools are doing enough to stop the future generation from committing violent crimes.

  • loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    What is the main reason that violent crime is occuring?

  • mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why do youths feel the need to join violence to show strength to their peers and enemies?

  • entertaining_queen | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why do gangs get involved with violent crime?

  • educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why do young people feel the need to carry around a weapon to save their own lives when it usually ends in them taking another person's life?

  • respectful_guitar | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why is it important we don't stay silent?

  • mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why should people feel the need to protect themselves from other people?

  • entertaining_queen | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why has violent crime increased over the years?

  • loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    does the upbringing of the convict affect the severity of their crimes?

  • respectful_guitar | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    what should we do to stop this violent crimes around the world?

  • mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why aren't more people taking a stand to knife crime?

  • mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    I lack of education the main reason for knife crime?

  • educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why don't more people stand up to knife crime? are they too scared?

  • loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    does living in neighbourhoods that have poor living conditions affect the rate of crimes?

  • mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why do youths misbehave as a cry for help?

  • emotional_snow | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why are there suddenly more children commiting knife crime?

  • educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    What can you do to prevent more knife crimes occurring?

  • quiet_squirrel | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    do you think that the police are doing as much as they can to protect our generation from knife crime?

  • aware_hen | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    How would citizens be able to help stop violent crimes around the UK?

  • educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    how should you respond if you witness a crime?

  • capable_dog | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    What i would like to know is if a criminal does something wrong how do people decide on how to deal with it or their punishment do they have a system? Or do they just discuss it?

  • tranquil_river | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    How is violence changing our society ?

  • super_region | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    When criminals are tracked down by the police and when they are sentenced to prison, do they end up changing their personality for the good? Or do they change for the worse and revenge?

  • plucky_yuzu | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Should we do more to stop this or should we upgrade?

  • gracious_theory | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    What is violence doing to teens around the country?

  • balanced_volcano | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    how do I sign in

  • logical_bird | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why do people still do violent crimes i mean its really pathetic because if you do this disgusting action what do you get? Jail, fined your life destroyed shame, nothing good will happen so this is the question in one word WHY? why do it?

  • lively_violin | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why is violence mainly happening to teens? and how should the police stop it from happening?

  • healthy_coyote | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    do you think it is right that the police have decided that anyone 12 or over can be punished for knife crime

  • healthy_coyote | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why is the age for social media 13? do you think that this is right?should it be a higher age or a lower age

  • methodical_tomato | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Do you think there is a way to prevent violent crime without any serious restrictions ? If there is how ?

  • amazing_llama | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    how will you try to stop crime for good

  • healthy_lake | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    how should you respond if you witness a crime.

  • reserved_artic_fox | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why does violence exist and what do we get out of it?

  • faithful_dragonfly | Noel Park Primary School | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Are all gangs bad?

  • helpful_wallaby | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Who is the main person to blame in the rise if Violen Crime?

  • emotional_snow | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why are people not doing anything to stop this?

  • victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Would carrying weapons for our safety gives a better solution/ reduce crimes?

  • capable_sea | Noel Park Primary School | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Do people learn things in prison or do they get worse?

  • marvellous_tree | Noel Park Primary School | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why are knifes used violently in london

  • quickwitted_pie | Noel Park Primary School | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Can we stop crime? Yes. But how do we stop it?

  • incredible_jambul | Noel Park Primary School | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why is this happening? why now?

  • affable_weaver | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why is knife crime the most used term when talking about violent crime?

  • imaginative_desert | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Why do you think violent\knife crime is increasing?
    Are people born a criminal?
    Why do so many people want to join gangs?

  • cultured_atom | Noel Park Primary School | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Is capital punishment the best way to deter people from committing violent crime?

  • unconventional_brain | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    Is all crime bad?

  • amazing_llama | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    how would you stop crimes?

  • amazing_llama | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    why should people have to die because of a crime?

  • loving_cookie | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 01 Feb 2019

    i was so angry when i found out it was a a set up 😊

  • smart_parrot | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    Why is the government not hard enough on gangs

  • champion_land | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    Why do we have violent crims. Also what is the point of it .

  • champion_land | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    how can we stop violent crims . It is really bad

  • beloved_chocolate | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    Why does our government and justice sysytem not do more to help and support young people who have committed a violent crime to get an education, not carry out a similar crime again, and help them to do things which do not invove gangs and illegal acts.

  • introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    There are quite a few questions as to why violent crimes are being committed; are some of the questions a cause as to why?

    Is it a way for young people to lash out their anger because they are not taught how to communicate verbally in school?
    Are older people influencing younger people to act in physical or harmful ways to other people? Is this happening because of gangs?
    Is it because people are not getting enough opportunities to tell someone if they are struggling? Especially with mental health?
    Were they radicalised? Did they think that they were doing the right thing for god?
    Are they being brainwashed so they think that it is the right thing to do?

  • hopeful_panda_bear | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    Do you think it is right that teens and underage teens have Ssnapchat?
    Could it potentially be dangerous?
    Why I knows

  • hopeful_panda_bear | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    Who knows

  • proactive_reflection | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 02 Feb 2019

    It is important that we don't stay silent because then we can let everything out if we just talk about the issue.

  • busy_song | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 03 Feb 2019

    I believe that every child in this country has to going to school, as it is their human right. So, in my opinion, what do you think if the parliament makes a new legislation for every school in this country to have one subject called “criminology” (focusing on youth crimes and how to prevent youth crimes)?

    This “criminology” subject not only involves children learning theoretical knowledge of crimes and laws but also doing practical sessions on self-defence classes (which involves any martial-arts they prefer such as Taekwondo, karate, boxing, kung-Fu and also teaching children calming methods through meditation which may also help them to concentrate their whole academic years and their lives outside the school.

  • inspiring_dinosaur | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 03 Feb 2019

    what is the point of drugs and being violent?
    why do people do such thing as this and will people continue to do this in the future

  • sensible_football | John Ruskin | United Kingdom 03 Feb 2019

    When people do crime and come out of prison,what do you think there reaction will be ? Also how would you feel

  • faithful_pineapple | John Ruskin | United Kingdom 03 Feb 2019

    Why might a young person join a gang?

  • radical_king | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    Why do people commit violent crime? It resolves in a number of punishments, a life in prison and an extremely bad reputation across the community.

  • fearless_tree | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    Why are there different reasons for crime?Why can’t there be a solution?

  • coherent_owl | Oasis Academy Don Valley | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    what can we do more to stop youth from committing knife crimes or joining gangs?

  • champion_theory | Oasis Academy Don Valley | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    i hope all qustions get answerd

  • great_brain | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    Why don’t they arrest the people who cause BIG crimes but arrest people that steal food for families for example;”I stole food for my family since we don’t have much food at home,my siblings/children were very weak and hungry,ask them yourselvelves if you don’t believe me.” And the person that is guilty for killing someone is like”Please forgive me!I was forced by ......................my friend!”And then they believe them but only give them like a million warnings!And what if their friend didn’t tell them to!

  • energetic_rock | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    Why is crime tolerated in any country across the world?

  • loving_attitude | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    Why is crime tolerated? Many policeman don’t do anything about what is going on. This causes people to think they can get away with injuring people. Although this might not seem like a big deal people are getting hurt and the criminal would get away with it. To me, this is a big deal: life’s are at risk and because the town or city that they are living in might not be safe for children to live in! This is why I think this

  • balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    If a serious violent crime happened in 2010 ( say someone was murdered ) and the police didn't know about it; they found out this year. Would they look into it, or just leave it be.

  • strong_lime | Pimlico Primary Academy | United Kingdom 04 Feb 2019

    I do not know why people can not live in peace! Always crime!

  • artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School | United Kingdom 05 Feb 2019

    Why do people commit violent crime?
    What causes violent crime?
    What will happen if violent crime continues?

  • efficient_information | Arnhem Wharf Primary School | United Kingdom 05 Feb 2019

    What do you think the government can do to stop violent crime?