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Gangs Online for Recruiting and Intimidating

 - Nov 19, 2007
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Everyone's using the net for social networking, even gangs. So it should come as no surprise that gang members are recruiting new members and intimidating their rivals online.

Google will only grant you 691 results for the term 'Net Banging', but the definition fits the trend, “By posting online content that glorifies the thug lifestyle, gangs are using the Web to recruitâ€"some using children as young as 8 years old as part of the online recruiting process, known as 'Net Banging.' -

Webnation's Amber MacArthur broke the story on CityTV, noting the global spread, “Turns out this is not only something that happens in urban centres in the US, it's happening right here in Toronto.”

Although I think their website could use a major facelift, is an Ontario site dedicated to educating the community about the risks and consequences of gang involvement.