Here you will find a lot of useful information and advice, both for children and adolescents, victims of peer violence, as well as for their parents, teachers and classmates. This is a serious problem that can and must be stopped.

drawing of a distressed child kicking a stoneWhen we talk about violence against peers, we are talking about various forms of intentional aggressive behavior committed by a peer or group of peers against an individual child or adolescent. Forms of peer violence are different, as are the ways in which it is carried out.

A child or an adolescent who is a victim of violence is caught in a network of peer violence. He/she is often intimidated and afraid to tell what is happening to him/her.

A child or adolescent who is a victim of violence may show consequences of violence, such as: depression, low self-esteem and self-respect, poor self-image, shyness, irritability, passivity, isolation, poor school performance and other achievements, resistance to school, frequent illness , suicide attempts ...

That is why it is important to recognize the signs of violence against children and to know what to do or how to take action to stop the bully/ies and help a child or adolescent who is a victim of peer violence.

What can you do if you are a victim of peer violence?

  • Ignore the bully. Say a resolute NO and walk away.
  • Tell a friend.
  • Tell at school.
  • Tell your parents at home.
  • Tell and trust a police officer.

Forms of peer violence

Where and how does peer violence occur?

What are the signs of peer violence?

Who are the bullies and why? Who are the victims?

What can parents do?

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