There is a call for a multi-agency approach to tackle anti-social behaviour across the country.
It comes after new figures show a rise in the number of incidents over the last year.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says gardai alone cannot solve the problem and parents have a role to play.
Independent Councillor in Dublin Mannix Flynn says children should not be criminalised but held responsible.
"So there is a multi-agency approach here but...this has now become a situation where it's unacceptable.
"But that's something for in the home, it's very difficult for a parent to realise their child is up to a bit of devilment out there, or malicious mischief as they say in Scotland, so it's about bringing those parents in," he said.