Violence


Teen sex linked to dating violence
Nicole M. King | Oct 6 2015 | comment  
Research shows that teen dating violence is most prevalent in relationships that involve illicit sexual relations.

Growth in sexual violence among young people
Nicole M. King | Oct 16 2013 | comment  
1 in 10 young people admit to having perpetrated sexual violence.

Girl violence and the parent gap
Carolyn Moynihan | May 21 2012 | comment  
Violence among teenage girls -- towards each other, towards strangers -- is a growing problem in many countries.

Family connections: who is more likely to lash out?
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 16 2011 | comment  
Over the weekend I read a new book in which the mother of three-month-old twins (born prematurely) who died from head injuries in 2006 gives her account of the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Why can’t states ban violent video sales?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 30 2011 | comment  
The United States Supreme Court has no doubt upset many parents with its majority decision against a California law which would have banned the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to children (under-18s).

Reduce violence in children’s lives - turn off TV
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 20 2011 | comment  
A study of New Zealand children’s exposure to violence shows that the most common experience is watching people fighting and killing on television and other screens.

An anti-spanking proposal that does violence to logic
Mariette Ulrich | Jan 14 2011 | comment  
A Canadian (Liberal Party) senator, Celine Hervieux-Payette, is urging the Canadian government to make spanking, even the most innocuous swat on the backside, a criminal offence.

Protecting kids from video violence
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 8 2010 | comment  
Who knew that video games could be such a big deal? Currently the United States Supreme Court is weighing arguments in favour of banning the sale of graphically violent video games to minors, but the case is not as straightforward as some of us might think.
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