By Christine Barter, David Berridge

Young ones Behaving Badly? is the 1st e-book to at once handle the complexity of peer violence from various disciplines and views. presents vital insights into theoretical figuring out of the problem and produces major and much achieving implications for coverage and perform developmentsBased on updated examine proof and comprises a few unpublished findings from famous specialists in multidisciplinary fieldsChallenges many populist and destructive representations of adlescent violence and the linked narratives of contemporary early life as primarily ‘evil’

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Two key areas of debate are identified. First, the relevance of adult interpretations of what constitutes unacceptable peer aggression in young children remains an important area, often articulated in terms of the ‘eye of the beholder’ in empirical research on the topic (Farver, 1996). Second, this chapter also considers the implications of ‘zero tolerance’ practices towards gun and aggressive play in nursery settings and, therefore, takes an inclusive approach to the nature and forms of peer violence in young children.

Ongoing disputes about the meaning of violence are debated around the following key distinctions: • narrow conceptualisations; • broad conceptualisations. Narrow conceptualisations tend to stress individual behaviour, physicality and interpersonal forms of violence. However, a weakness identified in this approach is the over-emphasis on visible and tangible types of violence at the expense of institutional and symbolic forms (Herr and Anderson, 2003). Broader conceptualisations, by contrast, encompass a wider variety of types as well as symbolic forms including institutional practices.

3 Understanding Why Children and Young People Engage in Bullying at School HELEN COWIE INTRODUCTION Oliver and Candappa (2003), in their survey of UK pupils, found that half of primary school children and over one in four of secondary school children reported that they had been bullied in the previous term. The Children’s Commissioner (Aynsley-Green, 2006), in his consultation with children and young people throughout the UK, found that they mentioned bullying as one of the most common difficulties that they faced in their lives.

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