Anti-social behaviour

What is antisocial behaviour?

Antisocial behaviour is anything that can upset the people that live around you.  It can include things like:

  • Noise in the street
  • Loud noise coming from a house
  • Litter
  • Graffiti
  • Going onto other people’s property without permission
  • Allowing animals to mess without clearing it up
  • Getting drunk in a public place
  • Anything that harms someone else’s right to feel safe and happy

If any of these things have affected you, speak to an adult about it and they can help you decide what can be done.

Are you antisocial?

Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own neighbourhood, so make sure that you think about what you do and how it affects others.

Antisocial behaviour can start out as ‘just a bit of fun’ with your friends, but if it goes too far, you can end up damaging the place you live in, or other people’s property, or even yourself.

People can feel scared by groups of young people or worry that they are doing something wrong. The police will sometimes need to speak to groups because a complaint has been made – this is their job and, even though it can seem unfair, they must look into every complaint.


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