Why do we have gangs?



Gangs are a group of people. Anybody of any age can be involved in a gang, and being involved can be highly dangerous. They can lie and trick many vunerable people, so i advise to not get involved and be wary of the dangers.


Do you want to be in a gang? To be in a gang is not the best idea for starters not all gangs are bad, but, you will not know until you do get involved and to be involved means taking a risk for yourself and others. Why is it a risk? Gangs do many horrible nasty things to other people like steal money, scare people and make others feel intimidated. But thats not all, they also can commit serious crimes! Some examples are murdering for fun, assulting and get into gang wars.


What makes someone want to join a gang? Well many people in this world have many different reasons for doing these types of things. But it is most likely that people join gangs to feel stronger even though it doesnt get them any nearer to solving their problems. Many feel that been in a gang is the path to a better life although in the end the life they knew could become turned upside down.


Is your question still unanswered? Well the reason we have gangs is in everything that i have been writing and everything you have just read. But should we have gangs and why? in my opinion ganging is a horrible thing nobody deserves to expierience good or bad and that is why i hope everbody that reads this will understand how terrible and dangerous a gang is.


Comments (10)

  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
    14 Jan 2019

    There is a video interview in session 3 with an ex-gang member which will help BNC students to find out more about the reasons someone might join a gang and the consequences of this decision.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg smart_parrot | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    15 Jan 2019

    we have gangs because people who like being bad people all join together as a group of bad people.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      smart_parrot's comment 16 Jan 2019

      What assumptions have you made in this comment?

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg productive_duck | Noel Park Primary School
    18 Jan 2019

    people join gangs because they've been threatened and forced also people have died from carrying weapons and bringing it to unknown places

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg capable_sea | Noel Park Primary School
    18 Jan 2019

    I worked with @faithful_dragonfly.
    We couldn't think of any situation when it would be good to join a gang.

    Then we uses our open mindedness to look at the other side of the picture and come up with the following reasons:

    . Because if one of the gang members got into a fight then the other gang members can help each other
    .they need money
    .to be in music videos
    .because their family members are in one
    .there lonely
    .they want friends

    It's easy to say it's never a good idea but there are situations were it's easy to be drawn into one. What do you think? Are there any benefits to being a member of a gang?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      capable_sea's comment 18 Jan 2019

      Great use of open-mindedness and good reasoning too. Well done to you and faithful_dragonfly!

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      1. Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg amusing_impression | Noel Park Primary School
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 18 Jan 2019

        Olivia @ the BNC did you mean Cherished_petal.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg amusing_impression | Noel Park Primary School
    18 Jan 2019

    Me and my partner cherished_petal think young people might be influenced by older people such as teenagers and adults of all ages. Children don`t know what their getting them self into and have no choice but to stay in the gang or something bad might happen to them also other kids might see gangs and think it`s cool. Other people might join a gang to get protection from other people. Older kids might threaten younger kids to join their gang to earn money! They might make a gang to back them up if their in trouble .

    Kids might join a gang because their friend is in a gang also gangs might threaten the kids parents so the kids have to join them. In my opinion, I would personally not join a gang because when you join a gang you can`t leave one also they are amateurs towards criminal offence or activity's. Also joining a gang is like being trapped in a elevator.

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  • John-Ruskin-logo-250x250.jpg funny_mango | John Ruskin
    21 Jan 2019

    We have gangs because of what they did previously in their lives. So this was not told to parents .

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg happy_sparrow | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    11 Feb 2019

    I am very happy you all like my post and i tried my best to put to in as much details as possible. I'm
    sorry it took me so long to get back on the BNC but does anyone have any questions about my post or would like to know more about something. If anyone does i will reply with answers as soon as possible- please note i have been been very busy after school these days.

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