More than 100 letters have been issued by police to the parents of Sheffield children spoken to in a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
The letters have been posted out in the Southey area since a dispersal order was granted, giving police extra powers to split up groups congregating on the street, causing a nuisance, or deemed at risk of becoming embroiled in trouble.
Officers have also issued 12 Acceptable Behaviour Contracts to children, through which youngsters have to agree to behave.
Inspector Simon Leake, of the Sheffield North East Police Team, said: “As a result of work completed in the Southey ward area in the dispersal zone since January, we have issued 100 advisory and follow-up advisory letters to the parents of children involved in anti-social behaviour.
“We have generated and implemented 12 Acceptable Behaviour Contracts.
“A 16-year-old Parson Cross boy has been charged with racially aggravated harassment and two breaches of the dispersal order, a 16-year-old Parson Cross boy has been charged with assaulting a constable, possession of a bladed article and racially aggravated harassment, and another 16-year-old boy from Parson Cross was also charged with similar offences.
“These youths will appear at court in August.
“Another 16-year-old boy from Parson Cross was issued a youth caution for possessing an offensive weapon, racially aggravated harassment and breaching the dispersal order.
“This is by no means all the work completed in the area but is a snapshot of how some of the offending has been dealt with.”