Tips for parents and carers about how to prevent child-on-child abuse from happening and what to do if it does.
What is child-on-child/ peer-on-peer abuse?
Child-on-child abuse is when one child or young person causes harm to another, either in person or online. KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) references different forms of child-on-child abuse:
• Bullying (including cyberbullying, prejudice-based and discriminatory bullying)
• Abuse in intimate personal relationships between children
• Physical abuse
• Sexual violence and sexual harassment
• Consensual and non-consensual sharing of nude and semi-nude images
• Causing someone to engage in sexual activity without consent
• Upskirting (taking a photo under someone’s clothing without their permission) • Initiation/hazing type violence and rituals