Why do children or teens stab?

There are stories of teen or child stabbings in the news regularly.  Sometimes they appear to be linked to gangs and other times it feels like a lone child, so why does it happen? Why do children carry knives? A knife is a very personal weapon, it’s there for people who will be close to …

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Helping children to understand terrorism and acts of violence

What do you tell children about terrorism and violence Terrorism is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “The unofficial or unauthorised use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” Terrorist acts have played a major part in world events, increasingly so in more recent years.  Where an attack in Africa may not …

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How to deal with children hitting other children

What makes children hit other children More often than not when I see children hitting other children it’s due to a social need.  For example they are cross with what the other child has said or done.  If this is the case then this is not acceptable and they must apologise. Hitting other children is …

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