Why Do Kids Join Gangs?

Reasons that would make the children join the gang members.

Family

Young people might feel that they don't receive enough support or attention at home. They may be trying to escape a negative home life, or may be looking for a father figure. Gangs often make promises to give unconditional support, and to become the "family" they never had.

To Appear Cool

Gangs have mastered the art of manipulation to attract potential recruits. They wear the latest fashion trends, throw the hottest parties, and drive the coolest cars. They can appear to have the 'perfect' lifestyle to a young kid who's looking to fit in somewhere. The offer an image of "cool" that has been glorified by the media and entertainment industry.

Ellowship and Brotherhood

To the majority of gang members, the gang functions as an extension of the family and may provide companionship lacking in the gang member’s home environment. Many older brothers and relatives belong, or have belonged to the gang.

Family History

Families can have gang involvement spanning over multiple generations. This is one of the toughest forms of pressure to escape, as the gang lifestyle is deeply rooted in family traditions and values.

How to save your child?

Know your kid's friends, who are they, and where he goes with them, kids under 18 year old aren't able to make the right decisions by themselves, they need support from their families. kid's look at the gang members at a different way the look at them as a cool people, that's why you got to avoid you child.

When you know who are his friends give more freedom because kids doesn't like it when their parents are around all the time.

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