New film launched in effort to tackle anti-social behaviour
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Police, partners and community members have gathered in Holyhead today (January 30th) to launch the new short film ‘Enough is Enough’.
The film, which is Safer Streets funded and produced by Nick Straker films, has been created to use in anti-social behaviour (ASB) lessons delivered to 12–14-year-olds as part of the Wales Police Schools Programme.
The story follows Aron, a young person who is both involved and affected by anti-social behaviour in a dramatized case study based on true events. The aim is to increase awareness of the consequences of ASB and its effects on individuals, families, and the community as a whole.
Wales Police Schools Programme Regional Manager, Anna Mitchell, said: “I am excited to announce the launch of our latest project to engage in the young community of Wales.
“Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of local issues which have a rippling effect on all members of the community. Young people often believe they are just having a bit of fun, but their actions have serious consequences and can easily get out of hand.
“In our pilot sessions, we have found that the characters and events resonate with the age group, who have been eager to share their experiences of ASB. They have given positive feedback to our School Police Officers, which we hope will continue as the lessons are launched more widely across Wales.
“The filming and pilot lessons all took place in Holyhead which was chosen due to anti-social behaviour issues in the town which have recently affected the community. The concerns raised by residents have helped us to develop the latest project which we believe will help to tackle local issues.”
Schools can now book inputs by contacting their local School Police Officer.