P6’s Criminality Conversation

Today, P6 had a visit from the community police officers, Gareth and Amanda. They told us about all the different roles within the police, such as helicopter police, firearms officers, traffic, CID and dog handlers.

Then, we discussed the age of criminality, which we found out was 8. We were surprised that it was this low! It means that if we did a crime like vandalism, assault (verbal and physical), cyberbullying or theft, we could get charged and be given a criminal record.

Having a criminal record can affect your opportunities later in life, particularly if you want to do certain jobs like police officer or teacher. Primary 6 found this discussion really interesting, and are more aware of the need to be careful with our words and actions.

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