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