Niamh Hourigan: State must wean children off their anti-social addiction
Published 01/11/2010 | 05:00
THE spectrum of anti-social behaviour can range from small irritations such as children playing ball in neighbours' gardens, littering and graffiti, to more serious problems such as throwing stones, breaking windows, vandalising property and verbally abusing local residents.
As individual acts, these can appear relatively minor.
However, when they are repeated over and over again, they leave residents feeling vulnerable and, in some cases, traumatised.