What Is Peer Violence?

The first in a series of lectures of the Disciplinary Center on topic “What Is Peer Violence?” was held today at the Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA. The lecture was held in cooperation with the Disciplinary Center for Juveniles and it was intended for high school students from the area of IlidĹľa.

Peer violence is every conscious or deliberately violent or unjustified behavior of a child or a group of children directed towards another child, with the aim of harming him/her physically or mentally, in which the violent behavior is characterized by repetition, imbalance of power, an evident sense of satisfaction for the perpetrator, and a sense of oppression for the victim.

“In order to characterize violent behavior as abuse, the behavior has to have additional characteristics, primarily repetition and focus on the same individual” – stated Elmedin Zuko, a social worker from the Disciplinary Center.

Since this is a very important topic to be discussed with youth on a regular basis and constantly work on fighting violence, the Institute for Youth Development KULT have announced another lecture of the Disciplinary Center at SPAJALICA on 11 March.

“The 3-lecture cycle that will be held once a month at SPAJALICA is just one small step in fighting and preventing youth violence. The following lecture will focus on topic “Who Is Responsible for Violence in the Society?” – concluded Vesna Filipovi?, the Manager of the Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA.



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