Peer-on-peer Abuse

When children abuse other children, it is generally referred to as peer-on-peer abuse. It can take many forms including: bullying and cyber-bullying; physical abuse such as hitting, kicking, shaking, biting, hair-pulling, or otherwise causing physical harm; sexting; sexual violence; sexual harassment; ‘upskirting’; and initiating/hazing type violence and rituals.

If you’re worried about a child, speak to your DSL (deputy DSL) and follow the school’s procedures for reporting safeguarding concerns.

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