Physical, Psychological and Social Impact of School Violence on Children

Physical, Psychological and Social Impact of School Violence on Children CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  Background of the study Children's violence is a public health, human rights, and societal issue that has the potential to be catastrophic and expensive. [Biehler,2004] Globally, levels of violence against children are alarmingly high, with up to 1 billion children aged 2 to 17 years believed to have been victims of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or neglect. [Jashari,2007] All kinds of violence against individuals under the age of 18 are considered child abuse, whether committed by parents or other caregivers, peers, partners, or strangers. This broad definition of violence include not just overt acts of violence, but also at least one of six major kinds of interpersonal violence that may occur at various times in a child's...
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