16. Conclusion

  1. Christine Barter and
  2. David Berridge
  1. David Berridge and
  2. Christine Barter

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976586.ch16

Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People

Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People

How to Cite

Berridge, D. and Barter, C. (2010) Conclusion, in Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People (eds C. Barter and D. Berridge), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976586.ch16

Editor Information

  1. School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. The Nspcc/Wiley Series in Protecting Children

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christopher Cloke2,
  2. Jan Horwath3 and
  3. Peter Sidebotham4

Series Editor Information

  1. 2

    NSPCC, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NX, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

  3. 4

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694404

Online ISBN: 9780470976586

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Keywords:

  • children's protection and welfare - public concern over harm, adults pose for children's well-being;
  • collaboration per se, not inherently beneficial - on whom one collaborates with and what they have to offer;
  • domineering boy in nursery - growing up, to mistreat his girlfriend as a teenage;
  • peer violence prevalence, conceptualizations - ‘How great a social problem is peer violence between children and young people?’;
  • euphemisms, concealing reality of behaviour and its effects - on those involved;
  • ‘bullying’ often used - regarding school-based behaviour;
  • ‘noisy, boisterous boys’ - commonplace in nurseries and other preschool settings;
  • US studies, between a third and half of those with siblings' report - bullied by them;
  • changes in peer violence, forms of peer violence - children and large minorities of young people being affected;
  • The Spirit Level (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2009), arguing - not poverty per se, overall levels of inequality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Prevalence of Peer Violence

  • Changes in Peer Violence?

  • Who is Involved in Peer Violence?

  • Government Responses

  • Implications for Professionals

  • Final Thoughts

  • References