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...

Comments (193)

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy
    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?

    1. Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg loving_quince | Highdown School
      loved_cranberry's comment 01 Feb 2019

      I think that they do still do it after a conviction because they might be addicted to committing crimes and don't want to stop. This means that they will just spend most of their lives in prison. For example, if someone like Sephton takes part in a riot and are used to them then most of the time they will do it more and more. This means that they don't spend time normally with their family because they're usually in prison. This concludes my opinion and answer

    2. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_market | British Council School, Madrid
      loved_cranberry's comment 05 Feb 2019

      I think they do it because they think that if they do these things they are going to get away with it easily.

      Also I think that when they start committing crimes they think they`re going to be as powerful as people like Pablo Escobar that have been "successful" committing crimes.

      Finally they might do it because they desperately need the money because nowadays people who don`t have money don`t have another choice, money is so important that the amount of it you have decides if you`re going to have a good life or a terrible life. Some people have a family and they`re good persons but they find themselves in a situation in which they feel as they don`t have another choice.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg respectful_guitar | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    why is it important we dont stay silent

    1. Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_llama | Hanson Academy
      respectful_guitar's comment 01 Feb 2019

      so people can be heard and their ideas as well so people share ideas.

    2. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unconventional_brain | Boutcher C of E Primary School
      respectful_guitar's comment 01 Feb 2019

      If we stay silent then criminals will think that it is okay to commit crimes and it isn't. If we were to stay silent, how would criminals get punished for what they have done? We need to speak up for what we believe in. If we believe that crime should end, we need to get our opinion out there. We don't need to stay silent because criminals need to know what we think about them and their crimes and we need to ask them why they do this. Are they just greedy? We mustn't stay silent. Criminals need to know.

    3. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      respectful_guitar's comment 05 Feb 2019

      It is important we do not stay silent so we can fight for our right to live and be safe.

    4. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg happy_guava | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      respectful_guitar's comment 05 Feb 2019

      It is is important that we do not stay silent because for example lets say that someone commits a crime and kills a child and the mother is an eye witness, if she did not call the police the police will not know what happened and the criminal will be free, but on the other hand if she did talk the police would have arrested him.

      1. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg tough_nature | British Council School, Madrid
        happy_guava's comment 05 Feb 2019

        But why does gang people would do that. Doing that, they would become more cool or interesting?

    5. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg enterprising_beaver | British Council School, Madrid
      respectful_guitar's comment 05 Feb 2019

      If we stay silent more and more cases of violence are going to be produced and more sorry are we going to be if we dont tell nothing to no one, because in fact, it can happen to you. On the one hand we can appreciate how the cases of gender violence are being made, showing that people treat others as objects or they think their better or superior. Guys, this has to stop. We have to tell it and shout it out loud and we are going to beat them making a better world and atmosphere. Do it for everyone, do it for you!

    6. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_keyboard | Faringdon Community College
      respectful_guitar's comment 05 Feb 2019

      As the new generation, and as young people, if we start something against knife crime people may be more likely to listen to us because it may be slightly surprising and worrying that we are worrying about issues that are generally considered 'grown up' and 'for adults'.

    7. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_musician | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      respectful_guitar's comment 06 Feb 2019

      Because if we stay silent, our relevant feelings and emotions are not heard by others and so nothing can be done with them whether they are problems, or maybe even solutions to problems.

    8. Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_glockenspiel | Highdown School
      respectful_guitar's comment 06 Feb 2019

      we should not stay silent as we could make a change. allowing are voice to be heard

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg fantastic_bell | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_fossil | Noel Park Primary School
      fantastic_bell's comment 01 Feb 2019

      I think that schools are now making their students aware of the dangers of getting involved in violent crimes. In my school, we have PSHE lessons around knife crime and gangs and how to protect yourself and keep yourself and others safe in your local area. Year 5 went to a workshop all about knife crime and the consequences of making the wrong choices, and they found it really shocking.

      However, this may not be happening in all schools. I think it is the responsibility of all teachers to educate children about crime and to make them aware of the consequences of being both the victim and the perpetrator. Schools need to prepare their pupils for real life as well as just teaching them about maths and English, and I’m not sure that enough schools do this.

      I am lucky to feel prepared for life’s challenges and I wish all children had access to the same opportunities.

      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        buzzing_fossil's comment 04 Feb 2019

        Clearly explained and good reasoning and open-mindedness shown. Well done!

    2. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg blessed_computer | Graveney School
      fantastic_bell's comment 07 Feb 2019

      In my opinion, the answer is no because the educational system focuses a lot more on academic success rather than to teach everyone something that they are talented at. For example, one student may be better at Science but bad at PE, whereas someone else will be better at PE but worse at Science. Although both of these subjects compensate for each other, the child who is better at Science will be perceived as more intelligent due to the curriculum valuing that higher than something less academic like, as I mentioned, PE, Art or Music. Evidence for this is that the mandatory subjects that you will study for your GCSEs and A Levels will be mostly academic subjects like: Maths, Science, Geography and History.

      Unsurprisingly, this will anger children who are worse at academic subjects because they are considered less intelligent than their more academic counterparts. Because they are angry, they may resort to other ways of getting the recognition that they deserve. There is a high probability that they will resort to violent ways of doing so due to their anger. What makes this even worse is that this will probably lead to exclusion, hence many other schools will not accept them. One of the only ways for them to get attention is to join a youth club. However, they are diminishing very rapidly at the moment since a lot of councils do not have enough money to provide such facilities, which leads to many young people joining gangs. What makes this even worse is that some families also do not give them enough attention. As you know, gangs are centred around crime, violence and drugs. Inevitably, that leads onto violent crime.

      Why hasn’t this been changed?

      I think it is due to the government introducing austerity, which caused less funding to healthcare and education, hence there is less action being taken in order to teach everyone well and there is less support for people with mental health problems. I think mental health is a key factor in causing people to join gangs because they are feeling depressed so they want to feel loved and joining one, for a lot of people, is a very easy way to get a lot of attention and love in the short term. I say a short term because, of course, it will just make your life worse due to drugs and violent crime. Moving back to my first point, schools and the government, in my opinion, are not doing enough to prevent children from feeling worthless and brainless.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    What is the main reason that violent crime is occuring?

    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg modest_boysenberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      loved_cranberry's comment 01 Feb 2019

      I think the main reason for why violent crime is occurring is that the criminal/perpetrator had something happen in their life.
      For example maybe they were bullied when they were younger, a loved one has died, they've been neglected or isolated or they might have mental challenges.
      If they were bullied when they were younger then they would probably want to harm other people to ease the pain that they had experienced or to get revenge on the people that they were bullied by.
      If they have lost a loved one then they would probably think that when they lost that special person that there was nothing in the world that really mattered anymore, so they just do what they want.
      If they have been neglected or isolated then they probably want others to feel the pain and abandonment that they have gone through themselves.
      If they have mental like depression or anxiety, then they might commit crimes to try and fill the gap inside of them.
      In conclusion I think these are the main reasons for committing crimes.

    2. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_context | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      loved_cranberry's comment 06 Feb 2019

      The reason violent crime is increasing may be because of children being exposed to violent video games at a young age. Even though there are age limits some parents don't listen to this and still buy them the game. This means that they may become desensitised to violence and are then more likely to commit a violent crime. It also trains them how to use weapons lethally. Even though they are using a games console it may be improving accuracy.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      mesmerising_aspect's comment 04 Feb 2019

      In our session last week, we learnt a story from a young adult and why he was brought up in a gang: it depended on where he came from( a high crime-rated town) and that he was in search and need for attention, love and support; and he claims that the youths in the gang provided that. I think that he needed to show strength to his peers because I think he was given “peer-pressure” to join a gang and act bad and violent. Furthermore, as I explained before, he was in search for love, attention and support, and the gang-members were like role-models to him, and I think by acting like a brave, strong rebellious person, it would make the gang-members to give him more support, love and attention- which is why he joined the gang and is what he wanted.

    2. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_conversation | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      mesmerising_aspect's comment 06 Feb 2019

      Why do we? We feel like we need to prove to people that we have strength. That we are strong. That we aren’t scared, even of knives. Because we look at other people on social media or in our lives and we believe we have to show something. We look up to certain people that we idolise and we start to think we need to act like them. Even if they aren’t the greatest people to look up to. Peer pressure is still something in the 21st century and we let people trick us into making us do something. We forget we have minds of our own and follow like sheep. These are the reasons we feel like we have to join crime. To show we’re cool. But we’re not if this is what we think is cool. If this is what the world has come to then we need to change. These are the reasons we believe we need to pick up a knife. These are the reasons our world needs to change.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_queen | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    why do gangs get involved with violent crime?

    1. Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg champion_theory | Oasis Academy Don Valley
      entertaining_queen's comment 04 Feb 2019

      gangs involve voilent crimes because most of them sell drugs and they attack people they don't like and try to attack other gangs. this is the axact reason why not to join gangs even if you get payed.

    2. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_panther | British Council School, Madrid
      entertaining_queen's comment 05 Feb 2019

      gangs get involved in violence because children want to be cool and their trying to get respect and money because they dont have theyre wright education so they go to a gang.

    3. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg strong_dolphin | Faringdon Community College
      entertaining_queen's comment 05 Feb 2019

      i believe that gangs get involved with knife because they may think its cool to carry weapons, they may see that kind of news all over the internet or perhaps they are pressured by a peer to carry out crimes.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy
    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?

    1. Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_desert | Notley Green Primary School B
      educated_economics's comment 01 Feb 2019

      Usually it is because they are scared that someone is going to come and attack them but there is no real reason why young people should be carrying knives and other violent things around.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg respectful_guitar | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    why is it important we don't stay silent?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg content_lemon | Boutcher C of E Primary School
      mesmerising_aspect's comment 01 Feb 2019

      People feel the need to protect themselves because of violent crime. Every day (nearly) we hear about murders, attacks etc. and I think people are aware of that, and try to protect themselves. However, they need to protect themselves both mentally and physically: mentally because they need to be prepared if someone says nasty things about them or their race. Physically, they have to be open-minded and look out for what is happening around them, because otherwise bad things may happen... (they have to be aware!!)

    2. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg super_drawing | Michael Faraday School
      mesmerising_aspect's comment 04 Feb 2019

      It is important we don't stay quiet because if we do that will result in gangs forming more regularly which is not a thing we want to happen so it is important that we are clear and heard so we could stop violence and crimes.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_queen | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    why has violent crime increased over the years?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg helpful_wallaby | The Ruth Gorse Academy
      loved_cranberry's comment 01 Feb 2019

      In my opinion, I think that the upbringing of a person can effect the severity of the crime they commit as if they grew up with someone who was not a good role model, then they may want to join a gang to have a sense of family and this may result in them committing a gang crime. This crime may be extremely severe as more people are involved.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg respectful_guitar | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_llama | Hanson Academy
      respectful_guitar's comment 01 Feb 2019

      we could say that if we do not act now we might be not be able to stop the world crime problems at all

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_panda_bear | Hanson Academy
      mesmerising_aspect's comment 01 Feb 2019

      some people are quite scared to make a stand to knife crime due to the fact that they think that other people could be stabbed and it should not happen.They need to know that they can stand up to them instead of being scared. We should never be scared of them.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    I lack of education the main reason for knife crime?

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      mesmerising_aspect's comment 07 Feb 2019

      In my opinion yes. I think that many children who have a lack of education normally are the ones that join gangs and are the ones that get involved in violent and knife crimes. Poor families can not afford education for their kids. Furthermore, in our session last week, a person who, when he was a youth, joined a gang because he was in search of love, support and attention. Schools freely provide all of these things, in addition friendship. If you don’t have an education and don’t go to school, it is unlikely you will be able to make any friends. Therefore, as most people believe that gangs provide a family- although a negative family that commits crime. Furthermore, I believe that kids with a lack of education will join a gang because they will want friends, attention and love; and people assume that gangs provide that- although negatively.

      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        steadfast_moon's comment 07 Feb 2019

        Children receive an education for free in the UK

        1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 07 Feb 2019

          Sorry! The person I was replying to didn't say if she meant if it was in the UK or not. But if it was in any other place in the world, I think my opinion is true.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg champion_duck | Noel Park Primary School
      loved_cranberry's comment 01 Feb 2019

      My initial thought when reading this question was that poor living conditions lead to a greater rate of crime. I didn’t know that for sure so I decided to do some research.

      My first piece of research took me to a paper by Peter Cuthbertson, writing for CIVITAS (Institute for the Study of Civil Society). He states in his introduction that he has used extensive survey and crime data to formulate his writing, so it made me think it was probably going to be rather reliable.

      The first paragraph shocked me. Rather than talking about poor people being perpetrators of crime (like I initially thought) it talks about them being victims of crime.

      Compared to households on incomes above £50,000, those on incomes below £10,000 are:
      Considerably more likely to be attacked by someone they know and far more likely to be attacked by a stranger;
      Twice as likely to suffer violence with injury;
      Twice as likely to be burgled;
      Three times as likely to be robbed and mugged;
      Six times as likely to be a victim of domestic violence

      According to the paper, people living in poorer areas are more likely to be frightened by the prospect of crime and I thought this was probably because:
      they have less money to replace stolen items
      they are less likely to have insurance as they are living on the edge
      they are less likely to have a social network to talk to people, as they might struggle to travel to meet others.

      This paper absolutely backs up the fact that poor living conditions does indeed affect the rate of crime, especially from the point of view of the victim.

      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        champion_duck's comment 04 Feb 2019

        Brilliant research and interpretation of the information. Well done!

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg mesmerising_aspect | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    Why do youths misbehave as a cry for help?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_snow | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    why are there suddenly more children commiting knife crime?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    What can you do to prevent more knife crimes occurring?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_squirrel | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg aware_hen | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg educated_economics | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    how should you respond if you witness a crime?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg capable_dog | Bruntcliffe Academy
    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?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg tranquil_river | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    How is violence changing our society ?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg super_region | Bruntcliffe Academy
    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?

    1. Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg lively_violin | Hanson Academy
      super_region's comment 01 Feb 2019

      Some may change the way of their lives, but some may not because they might not want to change the way the think and decide revenge and danger is the right way in life.

    2. Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_wolverine | Noel Park Primary School
      super_region's comment 01 Feb 2019

      In my opinion, criminals who are sentenced to prison end up changing their personality and can learn a thing or two.

      I think this because when people go to prison, they will experience how it feels to be there and I am sure that they would not like it and do not want to experience it again. In addition, prisoners get education in prison and they can learn new things. This could help them to find a new career and they might give up crime and start a new job or business when they get out of prison.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_yuzu | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg gracious_theory | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    What is violence doing to teens around the country?

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_volcano | Graveney School
    01 Feb 2019

    how do I sign in

    1. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg awesome_philosophy | Graveney School
      balanced_volcano's comment 01 Feb 2019

      You just did, for future preference look at the right hand corner and press log in if not then you are already logged in

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg logical_bird | Hanson Academy
    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?

    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg trusting_politics | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      logical_bird's comment 01 Feb 2019

      Why do we do anything? Why do we eat? So that we do not get hungry.
      Why do we commit crimes?
      Well there are several reasons one of them could be peer-pressure. Someone else wanting you to do something. Or you could be so unhappy with your life that you feel pressured to ruin others to. Some people might think that it is impressive to commit crime.

      There are lots of reasons we do things. Even if they are not always good ones.

      1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_keyboard | Faringdon Community College
        trusting_politics's comment 06 Feb 2019

        It may also be a form of entertainment for some, or a form of revenge.

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg lively_violin | Hanson Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg healthy_coyote | Hanson Academy
    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

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg healthy_coyote | Hanson Academy
    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

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_tomato | Hanson Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_llama | Hanson Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    how will you try to stop crime for good

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg healthy_lake | Hanson Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    how should you respond if you witness a crime.

    1. Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_dinosaur | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
      healthy_lake's comment 03 Feb 2019

      you should respond to violent crime because if you don't people might not get caught. Also it could put us in more danger then we already are because people would think they could get away with it.

    2. John-Ruskin-logo-250x250.jpg faithful_pineapple | John Ruskin
      healthy_lake's comment 03 Feb 2019

      If you were a witness of a crime you should tell a police officer or someone you know to stop the person from committing a crime again.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg reserved_artic_fox | Graveney School
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg faithful_dragonfly | Noel Park Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

    Are all gangs bad?

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg helpful_wallaby | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_snow | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    Why are people not doing anything to stop this?

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg capable_sea | Noel Park Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg marvellous_tree | Noel Park Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

    why are knifes used violently in london

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg quickwitted_pie | Noel Park Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_jambul | Noel Park Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

    Why is this happening? why now?

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg affable_weaver | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_desert | Notley Green Primary School B
    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?

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg harmonious_seahorse | New Horizons Children's Academy
      imaginative_desert's comment 06 Feb 2019

      Violent crime is increasing as people join gangs and they do bad things which increase violent crime as people are forced into doing this. It also increases crime as people do this (mostly in gangs) to fit in with their peers and it can pressure them into doing things they do. It may also be rising as people get influenced by bad things that have happened on the news. This is another reason why people can commit violent or knife crime.
      No, people are not born a criminal. I think this because it depends on where or how the person was brought up. If they were brought up in an area which has high crime rates it can influence that person to do bad things. They are not born a criminal, they just do not take the right path. Also, the people around them can make a difference if someone went out and gangs were roaming the streets and their friends were in the gang they might be pressured to join a gang.
      As I said, people join gangs because of peer pressure. There are many other reasons such as, like Sephton, people want attention, find love or support. People want to join gangs because they want a family if they don't have one, and they want to have a sense of belonging. They might look up to gang members like they are older siblings to them or role-models. Sometimes people have no choice to join gangs they might be abused, exploited or put in dangerous situations if they don't. These are some initial reasons why people join gangs.

      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        harmonious_seahorse's comment 07 Feb 2019

        What solutions can you think of to protect those at risk of joining a gang?

        1. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg extraordinary_horse | British Council School, Madrid
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 07 Feb 2019

          what i would do is talk to schools of how dangerous a gang can be. Some things we could do is:
          manage disruptive students.

        2. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg harmonious_seahorse | New Horizons Children's Academy
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 07 Feb 2019

          Solutions could be: educating children in schools about gangs. This can be a soloution because it can educate children if they are being affected by a gang. Also there could be workshops in youth centeres to tell young adults about the bad things that can happen in gangs. These are my initial thoughts on what we can do to stop children and young adults joining gangs.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg cultured_atom | Noel Park Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

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

    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg practical_yuzu | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      cultured_atom's comment 06 Feb 2019

      I would say overall no, as nations as Venezuela and Brazil have capital punishment but they have worrying crime rate I would believe that for those nation to drop there crime rate they would need to reform there strongly socialist economy to allow the nation to get the value of money up and to let down the large government so all the revolts stop and the lack off control is taken care of rather then trying to kill every one who commits crime. I would say for high crime nations to invest into the police force more and for more control overall not killing every person that dose something.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unconventional_brain | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    01 Feb 2019

    Is all crime bad?

    1. Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_currant | Cowes Enterprise College
      unconventional_brain's comment 04 Feb 2019

      To unconventional_brain's,
      I think that most of the time crimes are bad but it people sometimes think that it depends on their perspective.
      Like a criminal might not think the crimes are bad because of the reason they are doing it, a few examples are:
      blackmail, hunger or money shortages. You can steal something for a good reason but its still wrong.

    2. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg eager_banana | British Council School, Madrid
      unconventional_brain's comment 05 Feb 2019

      of course, and it should be punished

    3. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg practical_yuzu | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      unconventional_brain's comment 06 Feb 2019

      First I would like you to elaborate on the meaning of 'Bad' but I will presume you mean immoral. All crime isn't bad as there are somethings that are considered a crime in some nations that are not in others or there are something that a considered illegal but are so for no apparent reason. An example being the Salmon Pact which along with other things banned salmon to be used in suspicious circumstances. But in the case of more mainstream crimes. They are labeled as crimes for a fair reasons as they are clearly immoral or unethical. I can't really respond to this any better until you provide a more clear definition for bad.

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_llama | Hanson Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    how would you stop crimes?

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_llama | Hanson Academy
    01 Feb 2019

    why should people have to die because of a crime?

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg loving_cookie | Richmond Hill Academy
    01 Feb 2019

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

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg smart_parrot | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Feb 2019

    Why is the government not hard enough on gangs

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg champion_land | Notley Green Primary School B
    02 Feb 2019

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

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg champion_land | Notley Green Primary School B
    02 Feb 2019

    how can we stop violent crims . It is really bad

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg beloved_chocolate | Graveney School
    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.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    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?

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_panda_bear | Hanson Academy
    02 Feb 2019

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

    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_keyboard | Faringdon Community College
      hopeful_panda_bear's comment 06 Feb 2019

      It should be at the parents' choice whether or not they allow their children on social media until they are 13, unless, of course, they have a mental disorder which would greatly affect their use of social media. The parent should know whether or not their child is mature or not to use social media.

  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_panda_bear | Hanson Academy
    02 Feb 2019

    Who knows

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg proactive_reflection | Notley Green Primary School B
    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.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg busy_song | Michael Faraday School
    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.

    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_keyboard | Faringdon Community College
      busy_song's comment 05 Feb 2019

      The large majority of schools already provide lessons on these subjects, and to have a regular lesson there would need to be more things included. On top of this, extensive information that informs past the needed point could quite possibly increase the crime rate.

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_dinosaur | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
    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

  • John-Ruskin-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_football | John Ruskin
    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

  • John-Ruskin-logo-250x250.jpg faithful_pineapple | John Ruskin
    03 Feb 2019

    Why might a young person join a gang?

    1. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg enigmatic_engineer | British Council School, Madrid
      faithful_pineapple's comment 05 Feb 2019

      a young person could enter a gang because they could have been manipulated or they could have been bulliyed at school and they could think that it's a way to impress people. Furthermore, their families could be poor and they could do it to get money.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg radical_king | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    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.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_tree | New Horizons Children's Academy
    04 Feb 2019

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

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg coherent_owl | Oasis Academy Don Valley
    04 Feb 2019

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

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg champion_theory | Oasis Academy Don Valley
    04 Feb 2019

    i hope all qustions get answerd

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg great_brain | New Horizons Children's Academy
    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!

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_rock | New Horizons Children's Academy
    04 Feb 2019

    Why is crime tolerated in any country across the world?

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg loving_attitude | New Horizons Children's Academy
    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

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    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.

    1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg stellar_lion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      balanced_singer's comment 05 Feb 2019

      The police would look into the crime to see who committed it. If they find out that the criminal has changed their behaviour they might let the criminal free but if they find out that the same criminal has committed another crime recently they will definitely put them in prison.

  • Pimlico-logo-250x250.jpg strong_lime | Pimlico Primary Academy
    04 Feb 2019

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

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    05 Feb 2019

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

    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_keyboard | Faringdon Community College
      artistic_opinion's comment 05 Feb 2019

      The answer for your first two questions are pretty much the same thing, the answer being that there are many reasons. Some are that it is a form of revenge, or a form of rebellion against authority. The latter question I can answer fairly simply; the same thing that has been happening for tens of thousands of years - people die.

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg efficient_information | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    05 Feb 2019

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

    1. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg eager_cheetah | British Council School, Madrid
      efficient_information's comment 05 Feb 2019

      I think this is a great question, that many people asked themselves daily. I think government has already taken this into account, although many don´t think so. I think to stop violence, they should put stricter rules as this is not acceptable. In case they dont follow the rules, they should be more severely punished and going to prision for a longer time.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg articulate_introduction | British Council School, Madrid
    05 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?

    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg practical_yuzu | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      articulate_introduction's comment 06 Feb 2019

      I would like to respond to the middle question. No clearly not people are brought up to be criminals or to do criminal activity not born and strongly destined to do bad things

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg eager_banana | British Council School, Madrid
    05 Feb 2019

    criminals: nature or nurture?

    1. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg eloquent_piano | British Council School, Madrid
      eager_banana's comment 07 Feb 2019

      I believe it´s nurture, because even if your mother was a criminal and was good at it, you have no reason to be a criminal. Neither have any more probabilitys to b e a criminal.
      Also there are so many profs on children being black mailed and groomed by elders in their surondings.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg introspective_land | British Council School, Madrid
    05 Feb 2019

    does the place you were educated in have anything to do in weather you get into drug gangs or not?

    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_keyboard | Faringdon Community College
      introspective_land's comment 05 Feb 2019

      The place where you were educated often reflects the demographic of your life, and people in gangs are generally from poorer families and quite often grew up in poverty. So yes, the place where you were educated can be involved with whether or not you are in a gang.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg spectacular_currency | British Council School, Madrid
    05 Feb 2019

    It is important that we dont stay silent because out there they are lots of people that have been killed as well as children.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg introspective_land | British Council School, Madrid
    05 Feb 2019

    to clarify i mean family and friend

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg knowledgeable_elephant | British Council School, Madrid
    05 Feb 2019

    mostly the reasons for people being violent are money, traumatic past and pressure or is it just something people do for fun or because they think is cool?

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg believable_recipe | British Council School, Madrid
    05 Feb 2019

    how can violent crime still happening these days when we can do lots of thing to stop this horrible thing?

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg calm_hedgehog | Faringdon Community College
    05 Feb 2019

    Do you think that witnesses of crimes should be stoical about the situation or speak out even if threatened by the criminals?

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg thoughtful_raisin | Upton Cross Primary School A
    05 Feb 2019

    I think gangs can come in different personalities because some gangs are nice ones who want to help charity but some are rude and killl people

  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_penguin | Portobello High School
    05 Feb 2019

    If knife crime is such a huge problem, then why are knives so easy to purchase? Doesn't the easy availability of knives just equip people to commit crime?

    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_keyboard | Faringdon Community College
      honorable_penguin's comment 05 Feb 2019

      There are many reasons for the availability of knives, one of which is quite simply that they are needed in day to day life. For example, you could kill someone with a knife for cutting fruit and vegetables for dinner. A reason why it may be a bad idea to restrict the availability of knives is that if they are restricted, the kudos and street credit for having one would increase, especially if you killed, or even just injured someone with it.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg gentle_melon | Graveney School
    05 Feb 2019

    Why are people in America allowed to carry weapons? Can something be done about it?

    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg practical_yuzu | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      gentle_melon's comment 06 Feb 2019

      People in America are allowed to carry weponds due to the second amendment of the American constitution witch states that "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" The important part is the "bear arms,shall not be infringed" That's why in the USA you can carry weponds.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg great_brain | New Horizons Children's Academy
    05 Feb 2019

    Why don't we have ID cards to carry around with us ?It can really help and show them to a shopkeeper when we are purchasing things to make sure we aren't buying things under 18 and are drugs or cigarettes.We don't want to be destroying our bodies as well as our organs,you might think,"oh so it can't let people get stuff like cigarettes and drugs."Well not only that but it can keep us healthy and even live longer than we actually live when we smoke.It doesn't just affect you but also the people around you and it might be someone young.Think about it,have you ever breathed smoke in because someone is smoking close to you or drinking alcohol?I want you to really think about it because it can really affect our life and others around us.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      great_brain's comment 06 Feb 2019

      Hi great_brain. You'll find that lots of shops operate a 'challenge 25 policy'. This means that they won't sell you age-restricted items (such as cigarettes and alcohol) unless you look over 25 years old. If they think you're younger than that, they will ask to see a driving license or passport to prove you are old enough to buy the item. For the items I mention, and to buy a knife, you must be 18 or over.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_snow | Bruntcliffe Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    what can we o to stop this?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg spirited_penguin | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Do you think that someone's childhood and home life could influence their actions towards being violent and committing crime?

    1. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_violin | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      spirited_penguin's comment 06 Feb 2019

      Yes. Because home is a person's first image of life. If you have bad up-bringing, you have no one to look up to, so if parents are not responsible, you are likely to follow their footsteps.

    2. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      spirited_penguin's comment 06 Feb 2019

      Yes, I think that a child’s home life can have an influence on their actions. This is because if they have a violent parent, who often gets into trouble, when that parent was upbringing that child, the child could be brought up to think that violent actions is how you solve every problem that you get faced with. The image that the parent brought them up to see is something that unless they are helped to remove it from their memory, will be the image that is permanently on their mind as soon as they get into trouble, and will be the image that they first see. Especially if their parent has committed a crime, the likelihood is that the child will follow in their footsteps.

      To help with this, could schools teach children to communicate verbally with one another, instead of ignoring the problem and watching as children use violent crimes as a way of lashing out their anger?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_seagull | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Society, are we to tough or to weak on crime?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_accordion | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    What do you get from doing these crimes? Does it give them joy? Do they see it as fair? Is this going to carry on everywhere? How long until this stops? Will there ever be and end to this hate and this crime?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_violin | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    What can we do to reduce violent crime in the UK

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg credible_insect | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    If knife crimes are a problem, why don't we start placing down some laws down to the rights of selling and buying of knifes at a certain age. Even though there are laws about this obviously they need to be adulterated in some way. They really can't be the only ones to blame for this , if somehow they are still getting these knifes supplied from somewhere.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_solution | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Should the discussion really be about individuals. I believe peer pressure and groups are the main offender. How much work is done to educate teenagers on the psychological effect of being in a crowd or group?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_seagull | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Are offenders too scared to stop or too alone to stop?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg credible_insect | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    What would happen if everyone had to have a licence to own anything classed as a 'weapon'? Would it workout then?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg assured_currency | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    What if everyone had to have a licence to own anything considered as a violent weapon?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg trusting_politics | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Why have things changed since 50 years ago? By facts and figures we are safer? But do we really feel safe? Is that because of the parents being over worriers or lack of morals?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg rational_seahorse | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Why is crime still a problem ? How can we stop it?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg allowing_huckleberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Due to this issue, do you think we would need to rethink the traditions and ideologies for raising and nurturing our children in the 21st century and especially in more knife-crime-ridden countries and cities like London or England as a whole?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_seagull | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    Crime, treated the right way or should we give more reasons to do well instead of leaving prison as a place of no turning back? Or should create ways to do well and become ready for starting a new attitude and getting out of gangs and the circle of violence and knife crime? Should we support people in need of changing with a better reason then to feel well for working hard? Maybe this is good enough for you and me but it's not just us in this world so we need to change. Or do we?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_context | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    06 Feb 2019

    A lot of crime comes down to gangs thinking they're doing it to honour their own gang. What happens if we remove the honour and change their attitudes and beliefs towards others? Where does violent crime stem from? Because if we can challenge and change that and make people see they're killing other people who have wives, sons, daughters, husbands, we can change statistics.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_volcano | Graveney School
    06 Feb 2019

    is this how you sign in

  • Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg tough_twilight | Highdown School
    06 Feb 2019

    How can we stop people performing knife crime?

    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
      tough_twilight's comment 07 Feb 2019

      By giving them a better civilization

    2. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics | Richmond Hill Academy
      tough_twilight's comment 07 Feb 2019

      We could avoid knife crimes around the world by taking the crimer to jail and instead of giving harsh punishments try to hear their issue and try solving their problem. After they are satisfied, they might also start being like Sephton and use their knowledge to help/benefit others. By giving barbarous punishments they are only increasing the person who commited the crime's anger and revenge wanting

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg tranquil_truth | Notley Green Primary School B
    06 Feb 2019

    Is there such a thing as a victimless crime?

    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
      tranquil_truth's comment 07 Feb 2019

      A victimless crime is an illegal act that typically either directly involves only the perpetrator or occurs between consenting adults; because it is consensual in nature, there is arguably no true victim. Examples of these types of crimes include possession of illegal contraband

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg tranquil_truth | Notley Green Primary School B
    06 Feb 2019

    Are people born criminals or are they made?

    1. BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg poetic_market | British Council School, Madrid
      tranquil_truth's comment 07 Feb 2019

      I my opinion criminals are made because nearly in all the situations they are criminals because they had a bad childhood or maybe they are having a bad time. Some of them just kill because they are indignant with there selfs because someone special for them died and they think they are responsable of they´re kill so they are traumatized and think that if he is having a bad time evryone else need to suffer to.

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics | Richmond Hill Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    Why do people commit crime? Can a human turn his life around into peace and helping others

    1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg champion_lobster | The Ruth Gorse Academy
      committed_physics's comment 07 Feb 2019

      In my opinion I think people commit crime out of anger or dissatisfaction as some people scarily enjoy or are fascinated by it however terrifying it is. There are other many reasons for people to commit a crime but the dissatisfaction one might be the one you see more often as there are movies, documentaries, stories about them.

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg busy_starfish | Richmond Hill Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    Shall crime be banned from the government?

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    What does the neighborhood do to fight crime - and how can the burnet news club help?

    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg loving_cookie | Richmond Hill Academy
      outstanding_wolf's comment 07 Feb 2019

      Your piece of writing was fonomanal to read#LOVEIT

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg analytical_planet | Richmond Hill Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    How do we stop murder?

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_wombat | Richmond Hill Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    who was the first person to commit violent crime and knife crime?

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg stellar_context | Richmond Hill Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    are gang still strong on the inside or are they scared. I personally think that gangs should back down. Really gangs are scared ,weak and suffering on the inside so gangs should stop doing bad things to the world and if we all start killing each other the world will start to end so gangs need to stop trying to end the world and the police need to be a lot more strict to the world and a lot more people need to sign up to the police.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg best_turbine | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    What can we do to make people stop commiting crimes?

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_environment | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    Why does crime exist?

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg cherished_ocean | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    Why does phones affect the children? They influence them but they are not supposed to affect children in a incorrect way.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg selfassured_technology | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    Are gangs magnets for deprived children?

    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg fantastic_duck | Faringdon Community College
      selfassured_technology's comment 07 Feb 2019

      I think gangs are a magnet for deprived children for a few reasons.
      Those who are deprived of education and so cannot get a job and earn money are far more likely to turn to crime as a result of that. If they can't get money by working a legitimate job, then they are going to have to source a living from another source, often by joining gangs and taking part in criminal activities like selling drugs.

      Also, those who are deprived of education also aren't taught about the negatives of knife crime and gangs. If they aren't properly taught the real-life consequences then they might think joining a gang is 'cool' or don't know the dangers of it and so join a gang not knowing the negatives and dangers of it.

      In addition, aside from lack of proper education about gangs, children who live in a deprived area may like the attraction of a gang because they want to be part of a group, they want to feel a sense of community which they may not get from school if they don't attend on or even home. In fact, according to the Express, 'The "shocking and very significant" report found 12,000 children are with parents being treated for drug problems and 15,000 children have with parents alcohol issues.Local authorities say 200,000 youths have experienced trauma and abuse while as many as 170,000 children are unpaid carers.', this was in an article about the number of children in gangs and the links to poverty and 'high-risk family situations'.

      Without youth clubs, and with possible problems at home, many kids may want to be part of something and may think that by joining a gang they might have an almost family, a group that will protect them at all costs, a group they can feel part of and wanted in. Unfortunately, this is something that gang leaders and members know and so can recruit these kids and groom them into the gang. Put yourself in their shoes: You might be having problems at home whether financial or other and want somewhere to feel some belonging where you feel welcomed and part of a community, if someone is being welcoming and kind and you want to feel a part of something you may well join. And when people join, getting out of gangs is difficult, gangs may get kids to feel like they owe them something and start to get them to do crimes for them, like carrying drugs. For instance, according to the guardian, 'Det Insp Neil Watford, of Kent police, said dealers would pick up children with no police background. He gave an example of one child who became embroiled over an initial £5 cannabis debt that escalated until he went missing for several weeks.“He was subjected to violence, threats and intimidation and eventually we located him in the Kent area sitting on 150 wraps of class-A drugs,” he said.'

      On the same article it talked about the worrying trend of gangs using young kids with many, though not all being“stereotypical disadvantaged” to carry large quantities of illegal drugs across county lines "because they are in places that don’t have a lot of opportunities they see this as a real opportunity, it’s glamorous, and so they are easily groomed.'.

      The fact of poverty being a factor in kids joining gangs is also shown in an article by the Express with 'A shocking new report has found as many as 46,000 young people are linked to violent groups in the country.' and that 'The figures coincide with a rise in the number of children - currently hundreds of thousands - living in poverty and high-risk family situations, according to the Children's Commissioner.'.

      So to answer your question, yes I do think that gangs are a magnet for deprived children because deprived children may have no other choice due to money problems or family situations which they aren't getting enough help with as they aren't being given the proper support and because there is plenty of evidence that supports this.

      I think the next question we should be asking ourselves is how should we solve this, so I'm going to put that question out there too, how can we help deprived kids out of their situation and not into gangs and the crime that so often comes with them? @selfassured_technology, I'd be interested to know your opinion on what I have said and what your solution would be to my question too, and thank you for your question, I enjoyed answering it!

      Sources:
      -https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/26/rise-in-child-drug-runners-recruited-from-small-towns-research
      -https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/824486/BRITAIN-children-dangerous-gangs-bombshell-report-England-knife-crime-London-latest

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg fantastic_lime | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    Why has democracy fallen so much over the years? Specially with the violence against woman?

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg phenomenal_coconut | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    why are kids in this critical situation?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg best_turbine | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    Do people become criminals because of their genes or of because their envirorment?

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg polite_potato | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    People should stop from knife crime!!!!
    Why do they do that stuff they can win money working hard on something GOOD not ruining little children´s lives. I know its hard to get a job but doing knife crime or selling drugs is not the solution. They are making little children think that selling drugs is good and those kids are the future! THEY RUIN CHILDREN´S LIVES
    THEY SHOULD STOP!

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg tenacious_heart | British Council School, Madrid
    07 Feb 2019

    This can be very dangerous for children growing up with a gang, because the adults of the gang can threaten those poor little sacred children in many different ways, in social networks, in which we can find instagram and snapchat.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    Do you think the community is doing enough to reduce the rate of crimes: I think the community are doing enough, but doing enough for the wrong reason. In our session this week we discovered that people carry around knives for protection or violence, but some do it for neither of these things. For example: some might be a chef going to work, some might be accidentally carrying it around. But we discovered that police must arrest anyone who carries around a knife, even if that person is just a chef going to work. I think that police should be alert of carrying a knife, and arresting someone with a knife is a reasonably fair judgement. But by doing this you are arresting innocent people, and in my opinion is wrong because the government has to pay for lighting, food, etc. in jail- and by arresting an innocent person, you are making the government pay money for no reason; whereas we can be using the money for something even more reasonable. My solution to this would be that the police should be ordered to search and question the victim further, instead of arresting them innocently.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg champion_lobster | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    Question: Should we be educating kids or adults? Adults might see the importance of knowing about knife crime ,but if we educate children it might stick with them longer?

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg witty_petal | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    07 Feb 2019

    What would you do if you were living in poverty and you hate to do crimes to survive?How would you feel?If you saw someone like that would you call the police or stop them and try to help them?

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg rational_engineer | Notley Green Primary School
    08 Feb 2019

    Why do young people join gangs even though they know it's not right and that they are gping to get into trouble?

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg rational_engineer | Notley Green Primary School
    08 Feb 2019

    Gping was actually going

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