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Pupils need to be taught how to avoid gangs.

Pupils need to be taught how to avoid gangs.

Pupils should be taught in school how to avoid being sucked into gangs or exploited by older criminals, the children's commissioner has said.

Anne Longfield said personal, social, health and economics education (PSHE) lessons should help children spot when they are being targeted by gangs.

It follows reports children are being used by criminals as "money mules".

She said children looking for "a sense of belonging, fast money" or "glamour" were at risk.

Ms Longfield's research has found 46,000 children in England are involved in gangs.

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