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Teens to earn credit for good behaviour

PUBLISHED July 18, 2005

Teenagers will earn cash credits for good behaviour to be spent on sports activities or shopping, under new government plans to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The move reflects a determination to use 'carrots as well as sticks' in the war on teenage delinquency, by providing incentives to stay out of trouble - and staving off boredom with new activities, from adventure sports to drama.