WORRIED YOUR CHILD IS INVOLVED?
As a parent, the last thing you want to see is your child come to any harm, but unless you intervene now, it's likely your child will get hurt or end up behind bars.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING INVOLVED IN GUN CRIME
- If they're found with a weapon, they will go to jail for a minimum of 5 years, even if they're carrying it for someone else
- You don't have to be the person carrying the gun to go to jail
- People who carry guns are more likely to become injured themselves
- People who carry guns put the rest of their family and friends lives' at risk.
TALK TO PARENTS OF YOUR CHILD'S FRIENDS
It's likely that the parents of your child's friends are also worried sick. Talk to them and try and work together to try and stop your children from getting deeper into trouble.
IF THINGS GET WORSE
If you suspect your child is getting deeper into trouble and may have even used a gun against someone, you should report it, even if you know they will get into trouble. It's better they get into trouble now than get seriously injured or even killed.