Virtual_Decisions: GANGS – Tackling anti-social behaviour

Virtual_Decisions: Virtual Reality Film tackling gang culture

Virtual_Decisions: GANGS. Real world issues, real world results

Virtual_Decisions: GANGS is a multi-award-winning, interactive virtual reality (VR) programme that delivers a real-life experience to young people through the use of VR and creative arts workshops.

This early intervention virtual reality programme for young people explores gang culture, criminal exploitation, and anti-social behaviour. 

  • 100% engagement from all participants
  • 71% of young people saying that they are now more likely to consider the consequences of their actions
  • 95% of young people saying that their knowledge of gang culture and criminal exploitation has significantly increased


  • Conception of  Virtual_Decisions: GANGS
  • Research
  • Development
  • Trials in the community
  • Official launch



  • VIrtual_Decisions: GANGS becomes multi-award winning
  • Filming and coding of Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES begins after months research and development.


  • Violence Reduction Curriculum funded by Greater Manchester VRU based on Virtual_Decisions: GANGS
  • UK wide tours of both virtual reality films 


  • Development of Virtual_Decisions licensing
  • Creation of further Virtual_Decisions films
  • Roll out of  Curriculum(s)
The VR was so immersive and it really did feel like you were there in the moment having to deal with situations, decisions and outcomes young people face. The pressure they are under was really palpable whilst in the VR.
Family Support Worker, Hammersmith and Fulham

Our bespoke training is always tailored to your organisations needs. Family Matter Hammersmith and Fulham use the program as an early intervention tool with the young people they work with.

It’s fantastic in the way it opens up the door and allows us in for discussion around the conflicts a young person may have and the issues they face growing up in certain areas [I] cant wait to give feedback on how we get on with delivering the workshop.
Family Support Worker, Hammersmith and Fulham

"VR vs GANGS" on Channel 4