What is antisocial behaviour?

Did You Know?

That the law states you can be arrested once you have reached 10 years of age. At this age you are expected to understand the difference between right and wrong.

What is antisocial behaviour?

Antisocial behaviour is any behaviour which causes; Alarm, Harassment or Distress

Definitions like these exist for a reason. They give us a description of a certain word so that we all understand it as the same thing. What if we all had different definitions of antisocial behaviour - do you think we would have a problem?

Most types of antisocial behaviour fit into 3 categories:
1. Street Problems
2. Nuisance Neighbours
3. Environmental Crime.

Can you discover what these words mean: alarm, harassment or distress?

How would you feel if you were alarmed?

How would you feel if you were harassed?

How would you feel if you were distressed?

If you do not know what the words mean, where could you look to find out the meaning of each one? You could look in a special book that has definitions - what words mean- do you know which book it is? Look up the words and discover what each one means.