- Oliver, E. (2014). Zero Violence Since Early Childhood: The Dialogic Recreation of Knowledge. Qualitative Inquiry, 20(7), 902–908. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800414537215
In contrast to what is commonly stated: that violence is first presented at primary and secondary educational stages; it is known and proven by scientific evidence that violence and bullying among children can be seen since early childhood. What is even worse is that those denying violence in early childhood frequently refer to violent behaviours among children in terms of “natural developmental stages” due to the lack of language abilities.
This belief among caregivers can have devastating consequences in children’s education. Therefore, teachers and caregivers must be trained in scientific evidence around violence prevention since early childhood in order to contribute to violence eradication at schools and society.