Research from London has provided insight into how young people negotiate social deprivation, crime and gang activity in an inner-city neighbourhood.
Gang-violence was revealed to be a major concern for all. Girls, who also feared sexual assault, tried to avoid or leave risky situations – but this often conflicted with desires to be independent, glamorous and desired, and opened them up to teasing from their peers and younger children.
Boys used “street talk” and their behaviour to establish their credentials and gain respect. However, they were also critical of gangs and violence.Read more at University of London