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  I think the government has got it wrong
Updated 21 August 2003, 10.16
Robert
There's a new law making its way into being. It's called the anti-social behaviour bill and if it becomes a law then kids won't be able to hang around on street corners or buy spray paint.

Robert thinks this bill will put the good kids in with the bad.

"I feel very strongly about this bill. It's going to affect everyone, not just adults but kids.

The police will be able to make groups of kids spilt up and move on and if they refuse, they can be forced to go home.

So far, I've never had any problems with the police, but I could have if this bill is passed.

Complaining

Adults complain when me and my friends are just hanging around chatting. But if this new law comes in then they can phone the police and get us moved on.

I can't think of a way of changing the bill, I think they should just abandon it completely.

I'm worried that if they make it a crime to hang around or buy spray paint, then more kids will do it because of the thrill that it's illegal.

Kids that have never been a problem will get into trouble now.

Youth clubs

There are youth clubs around where I live, but they close at 8pm. What are we supposed to do after that?

Even youth clubs aren't the answer though, as they don't have enough activities to stay interesting.

We can't play table football every night!"

Robert, 14, Bradford


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