Gangs in Schools: a survival guide for parents
What Is A Gang? <ul><li>A gang is three or more people, who share a unique name, mark of symbols, who </li></ul><ul><li>As...
Level Of Membership <ul><li>Apprentice stage - wannabe, peewee, baby gangster  </li></ul><ul><li>Emulation stage - associa...
Signs To Look For <ul><li>Adoption of a favorite color generally red or blue </li></ul><ul><li>Gang graffiti on books, bin...
Surenos  <ul><li>Sureno street gang members often identify with the symbols XIII, X3, 13, and 3-dots.  </li></ul><ul><li>1...
Sureno Symbols And Tagging
Sureno Symbols And Tagging
Sureno Symbols And Tagging
Nortenos <ul><li>Norteno street gang members often identify with the symbols XIV, X4, 14, and 4-dots </li></ul><ul><li>Fou...
Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
What Can You Do? <ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the school regularly about attendance, behavior, and grade...
You Only Get One Chance
The End Any Questions?
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  • Gangs In Schools

    1. 1. Gangs in Schools: a survival guide for parents
    2. 2. What Is A Gang? <ul><li>A gang is three or more people, who share a unique name, mark of symbols, who </li></ul><ul><li>Associate together on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Has a chain of command </li></ul><ul><li>And engages in antisocial behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Unlawful or criminal activity </li></ul><ul><li>To further the gang’s social or economical status </li></ul>
    3. 3. Level Of Membership <ul><li>Apprentice stage - wannabe, peewee, baby gangster </li></ul><ul><li>Emulation stage - associate, peripheral </li></ul><ul><li>Membership stage-gangster, soldier, Baller, high roller </li></ul><ul><li>Hardcore -boss, Veterano, O.G.,Original gangster, shot caller </li></ul>
    4. 4. Signs To Look For <ul><li>Adoption of a favorite color generally red or blue </li></ul><ul><li>Gang graffiti on books, binders, backpacks, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Spends increasing time away from family </li></ul><ul><li>Listens to gangster rap (which promotes criminal activity) </li></ul><ul><li>Gang pictures or drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Use of hand signs in personal pictures </li></ul>
    5. 5. Surenos <ul><li>Sureno street gang members often identify with the symbols XIII, X3, 13, and 3-dots. </li></ul><ul><li>13th letter of the alphabet &quot;M&quot; which stands for Mexican mafia. </li></ul><ul><li>The gang identifies with the color blue and the words Sureno, Sur and southerner. </li></ul><ul><li>Other symbols include a black hand, la Eme (meaning 'the M' in Spanish) and MM (Mexican mafia). </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sureno Symbols And Tagging
    7. 7. Sureno Symbols And Tagging
    8. 8. Sureno Symbols And Tagging
    9. 9. Nortenos <ul><li>Norteno street gang members often identify with the symbols XIV, X4, 14, and 4-dots </li></ul><ul><li>Fourteen refers to the 14th letter of the alphabet &quot;N&quot; which stands for Norteno or the Nuestra Familia </li></ul><ul><li>The gang associates with the color red and the words Norteno, Norte and northerner </li></ul><ul><li>Other symbols include a 5-pointed star, symbolizing the &quot;north&quot; star and the Huegla bird, the symbol used by the united farm workers association--these two tattoos (star & bird) must be earned through committing an assault or murder on their enemies, the Surenos. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
    11. 11. Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
    12. 12. Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
    13. 13. Nortenos Symbols And Tagging
    14. 14. What Can You Do? <ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the school regularly about attendance, behavior, and grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With the parents of your child’s friends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who your child associates with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The music they listen too </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Their room and backpacks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yourself about gangs, drugs, etc... </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. You Only Get One Chance
    16. 16. The End Any Questions?

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