Please enable scripts and reload this page. While it may provide an appearance of safety and a mental feeling of power, guns usually just escalate conflicts. While extracurricular activities can be a great venue for teenagers to express themselves and release pent up emotions, energy, and feelings, there is no replacement for spending time with the family. There are approximately , teenage boys and 32, teenage girls in gangs. How do you leave a gang?
Protecting Teens From Gangs
Gang Statistics: The sad truth is that teenagers "need" gangs, and gangs need teenagers. Specifically parents should teach their youth to communicate problems with peers or trustworthy adults in a constructive manner, and to resolve conflicts in a non-violent manner while maintaining the respect of their peers. Correctional Service Canada