How to Safeguard your Child from Gang Recruitment | SEA Lessons – 1868-308-4028

How to Safeguard your Child from Gang Recruitment | SEA Lessons – 1868-308-4028

Step 1:

Give your child lots of love and support. If your child is in an environment of care and belonging, he/she is less likely to resort to gangs. The reason most children join gangs is because it gives them a sense of belonging.

 

Step 2:

Be aware of what is happening in your child's life. Keep track of his/her activities in school and attend events that matter to him/her. Make sure your family has at least one meal together per day. This will give you a chance to ask about your child's day.

 

Step 3:

Familiarize yourself with your child's friends and encourage your child to foster the type of friendships that you find appropriate. Learn about your child's behaviour through his/her friends.

 

Step 4:

Decreased academic performance, attitude problems, and appetite and sleep changes can be the result of poor decision-making by your child. Acknowledge these changes and show interest in what is happening in your child's life.

 

Step 5:

Hold standards. Acknowledge when your child has adhered to them and correct when he/she has not. Help build your child's self esteem and sense of responsibility.

 

Step 6:

Teach your child to successfully handle his/her problems by taking example from you. Share your experiences with your child to build a trusting relationship.