Violent behavior is observed with increasing frequency in children and adolescents. Up to one third of children can also be involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim or both. Social tension (z. B. low family income, low parental level of education) are risk factors for bullying. In 2013, 18% of high school students have taken in the US at least once a month a weapon before they were interviewed as part of a study on juvenile risks.
Children and young people looking for sometimes the physical confrontation, but mostly they do not develop persistent forms of violent behavior and not allow itself to violent crime. For children who become violent before puberty, high risk may exist that they later commit crimes. Violent behavior is observed with increasing frequency in children and adolescents. Up to one third of children can also be involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim or both. Social tension (z. B. low family income, low parental level of education) are risk factors for bullying. In 2013, 18% of high school students have taken in the US at least once a month a weapon before they were interviewed as part of a study on juvenile risks. Despite the growing interest in a possible link between violent behavior and genetic defects or chromosomal aberrations, there is little evidence for this connection. However, several risk factors have been associated with violent behavior such. B. Intensive corporal punishment alcohol and drug abuse band membership development problems of poverty access to firearms There seems to be a link between violence and access to firearms and exposure to violence in the media. Correlations exist even if the child is delivered child abuse and domestic violence. Children who are intimidated may reach a point where they strike back regardless of the consequences. Bullying Bullying is the intentional infliction of mental or physical violence against inferior children. Bullying can take many forms, including repeated teasing threats intimidation harassment Violent attacks cyberbullying (using e-mail, SMS, social media and other digital communication tools to spread threats and humiliating information) act tyrannical people, for their own self-esteem increase. Offenders report that intimidation conveys a sense of power and control. Both at source and the victim is a high risk that the conflict takes a bad number: for the victims, because they tell anyone that they are threatened because they feel helpless, feel shame and fear of retaliation. The victims are at high risk for physical injury, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and truancy. Many victims of bullying themselves become perpetrators. The perpetrators are in the later stages tends frequently to jail, leaving school early, get more work and have as adults no stable partnerships. Band membership Membership in gangs has been linked to violent behavior. Youth gangs are founded even associations of ? 3 members, typically aged 13-24 years. The bands usually give a name and symbols of thinking for identification, such as a particular style of dress or the use of certain hand signals, tattoos or graffiti. Some gangs expect from future members that they carry out an aimless violence before membership is granted. The increasing violence of youth gangs is attributed in part to the involvement of gangs of drug trafficking and drug use, especially of methamphetamines and heroin. The use of firearms is often a feature of gang violence. Prevention violence prevention should begin in early childhood. Strategies include Nonviolent dealing with toddlers Limited access to guns, less violence in the media and in computer games production and maintaining a safe school environment for school-age children encouragement of victims to discuss their problems with parents, the school authorities and their doctor. Instruction in strategies to avoid risk situations (eg. As spaces or environments where weapons are worn or used alcohol or drugs) and on how to behave in these situations for older children and adolescents.