4. Sibling Abuse and Bullying in Childhood and Adolescence: Knowns and Unknowns

  1. Christine Barter and
  2. David Berridge
  1. Paul B. Naylor1,
  2. Laurie Petch2 and
  3. Jenna V. Williams3,†

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976586.ch4

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

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

How to Cite

Naylor, P. B., Petch, L. and Williams, J. V. (2010) Sibling Abuse and Bullying in Childhood and Adolescence: Knowns and Unknowns, 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.ch4

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aston Business School, Aston University, UK

  2. 2

    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

  3. 3

    Mineral Hospital's Neuro-Rehabilitation Service in Bath, UK

  1. We are grateful to Emmy van Deurzen for providing the idea of researching sibling abuse, and to Digby Tantam for the many helpful discussions on the topic that Paul B. Naylor has had with him.

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 Cloke5,
  2. Jan Horwath6 and
  3. Peter Sidebotham7

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

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

  2. 6

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

  3. 7

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694404

Online ISBN: 9780470976586

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • sibling abuse and bullying in childhood and adolescence - knowns and unknowns;
  • ‘sibling’ referring to brothers and sisters - genetically related, not genetically related, sharing the same home(s);
  • abuse, imbalance of power - abusive behaviour, physical and/or emotional in nature;
  • sexual abuse’ acts of physical contact - intended or unintended non-contact acts, and indecent exposures;
  • prevalence, correlates, causes and effects - childhood and adolescent sibling abuse;
  • step-siblings, at risk of sibling sexual abuse and incest;
  • sibling abuse, and parental disregard - aggressive behaviour and inconsistent discipline;
  • causes of incestuous sexual abuse - missing from literature, as those on physical abuse;
  • sibling perpetrators of sexual abuse - having suffered from sexual exploitation by adults;
  • practitioners, and findings that if incest is discovered - siblings, due to coercion and control

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aims and Conceptual Background

  • Prevalence, Correlates, Causes and Effects of Childhood and Adolescent Sibling Abuse

  • Relevance to Professional Practice

  • Proposals for Further Research

  • References