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What is public well-being (according to the UK Office of National Statistics)?

Wellbeing, put simply, is about ‘how we are doing’ as individuals, communities and as a nation. Improving wellbeing is a key measure of success, something for us all to aim for, now and for the future.

What are anti-social behaviours (according to Wikipedia)?

Anti-social behaviours (ASB) are actions that harm or lack consideration for the well-being of others. It has also been defined as any type of conduct that violates the basic rights of another person and any behaviour that is considered to be disruptive to others in society. This can be carried out in various ways, which includes but is not limited to intentional aggression, as well as covert and overt hostility. Many people also label behaviour which is deemed contrary to prevailing norms for social conduct as anti-social behaviour.

What are non anti-social behaviours?

Non anti-social behaviours are all behaviours deemed acceptable by falling outside unacceptable anti-social behaviours. We use the term non anti-social behaviours in place of subjective terms such as good behaviours and positive behaviours.

Other common expressions for anti-social behaviours and non anti-social behaviours:

Anti-social behaviours are often called:
  • Unacceptable behaviours
  • Negative behaviours
  • Bad behaviours
  • Poor behaviours
Non anti-social behaviours are often called:
  • Acceptable behaviours
  • Positive behaviours
  • Good behaviours
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