DelhommesFan1 wrote:i doubt a movie will get your point across....my parents were always involved in my life w/ sports and stuff....try helping the guy out getting involved into some positive activities.
Very good point here. I strongly discourage gang movies as a tool to keep a kid from joining a gang. The movies only glamorize gangs from a kid's perspective. Kids think they're invincible. Killing, paralysis, etc. will not scare them. The only thing that will keep a kid out of trouble is self-worth, whether it be in sports or, if not athletic, art, writing, craftsmanship, etc. Working, building, and helping in the community is another great way to help a kid's self-worth. Most of these kids weren't shown that they are of any importance. By exposing them to things they can do, and do well, they begin to realize that they are important, not only in their own little world, but in the world as a whole. Hiking, camping, boating, building, landscaping, sports, martial arts, etc. All great ideas.