The Shoot! magazine and podcasts are peer education resources about gun and knife crime. Most of the young people who contributed had been involved in these types of crimes themselves, as perpetrators or victims.
The media is full of images of young people being shot or stabbed by other young people.
But it is not often that the voices of these teenagers – and their opinions about gun and knife crime – are given an airing. The materials produced by Shoot! give young people’s experiences and views.
Whilst producing the magazine and podcasts the young people involved gained greater awareness of issues such as consequences, impact on victims, relevance of cultural experience and poor decision making. The materials come accompanied with an activities sheet which encourage other young people to think through these issues.
Shoot! was funded by Media Box via Leicester Youth Offending Service