Module 2: FRIENDS

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The following are answers given by teenagers when asked why many boys join gangs.

• To make themselves look hard and cool. Something to do. They might like going out a lot.

• I think it may be because they don't like being picked on and it makes them feel secure.

• We don't like to be by ourselves. We are sociable.

• They like to feel they are somebody. They want to be with the most popular boy. They want to be liked and popular.

• Because it shows who your friends are. If you are in a group with a highly-respected person you'll make more friends and people will probably look up to you.

• Belonging to a group makes you feel wanted.



* "JET SONG" m. Leonard Bernstein w. Stephen Sondheim
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