Zero violence since early childhood prevents violence along children’s lives

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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.

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Sara Carbonell

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I wanted to highlight the relevance of promoting zero violence environments from the early childhood in schools. The evidence shows that one of the keys to achieve this is the dialogical training of teachers based on scientific evidence.

Last edited 11 months ago by Beatriz Villarejo Carballido
Guillermo Legorburo

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Hi! I have observed 3-6 year-old children as a teacher, as an older cousin and as a dining room assistant, and some kids do have aggressive and violent attitudes towards others. But not all of them, of course. This debunks the idea that it is a natural developmental stage of growth. Their behaviors could be from calling another classmate “stupid” to hitting, but all are forms of violence. I desire Zero violence spaces for children, it is for their own good, for all of them. For this dream to be realized, educational communities can use evidence-based strategies like the “Brave’s Club”:

https://www.schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/resources/toolkitsforschools/detail.cfm?n=5886

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Esther Oliver

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Scientific findings highlight the impact that some children’s peer relationships have in aggressive behaviours in early childhood and consequently, it is stressed that the earlier it is intervened in front of aggressive attitudes, the greater the possibility to improve children’s behaviours. From these scientific evidences it is stressed the need to inform early education centers of those successful programs which have reduced aggression and promote friendship in children since early ages.  
 
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An intervention for relational and physical aggression in early childhood: A preliminary study – ScienceDirect

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AC

Desde mi punto de vista esta esto es cierto, debido a que si desde el inició del desarrollo de un niño o niña le inculcamos valores relacionados con el respeto y la no violencia este crecerá en base a estos. Además con esto erradicaremos el bullying desde la raíz del problema, que son estas etapas de crecimiento de los niños donde debemos crear unas bases sobre las que este individuo crezca i estas serán clave en la persona en la que se va a convertir en un futuro. Si les enseñamos que la violencia, el maltrato, las peleas, las faltas de respeto… son valores negativos, estos los rechazaran mientras estos crezcan y podrán crear una comunidad más unida y respetuosa. Erradicar los irrespetuosos y malos comportamientos debería ser un objetivo para todas las escuelas y sociedades.

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judithpinto

From my experience as an older cousin, I have been able to observe how some of my cousins from a young age were violent or aggressive with their classmates, friends or family. 
When you are little, or even not so little, your role models are your parents, and the behavior your parents have at home is what you will possibly apply in your day to day life. If your parents spend the day yelling at each other, using aggression to punish you, among other things, that may be reflected in your behavior outside the home. But if your parents use other non-violent methods, children will not behave as aggressively or violently and this will prevent violence in the future. 

Last edited 11 months ago by judithpinto
leyree.mateeu

Desde mi punto de vista y desde mi experiencia personal, la afirmación de este post es totalmente cierta. Varios de mis compañeros de clase, desde bien pequeños, con tan solo 3 o 4 años, ya eran violentos con todas las personas de su entorno (pegaban, insultaban…), ya fuese compañeros de clase, profesores, amigos o familiares (primos, tíos, abuelos…). Eso era debido a que su entorno no era el más adecuado, ya que sus padres siempre estaban gritando o peleando, daba igual el lugar y las personas que estaban a si alrededor. Entonces, a raíz de eso, el niño o la niña, tenía el mismo carácter y hacía lo mismo que sus padres. Y hoy en día, estos compañeros siguen con el mismo carácter o peor.

Con este ejemplo, se demuestra que si desde bien pequeños nuestros referentes y nuestros ejemplos a seguir nos inculcan y nos enseñan comportamientos negativos y violentos, serán así siempre durante el resto de nuestras vidas, ya que en nuestra primera infancia, somos como esponjas: absorbemos todo lo que vemos y escuchamos de nuestros referentes que casi siempre son nuestros progenitores, tanto lo positivo como lo negativo.
Por lo contrario, si desde el primer momento, al infante se le enseña un carácter positivo, donde nos inculque la violencia y sí la paz y el respeto, crecerá en un ambiente mejor y mucho más positivo para su futuro próximo.

Susana Gomez

Two successful educational actions (SEA) that are being carried out in many schools with wonderful results are “The Zero Violence Brave Club” and “Dialogic Model of Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts”. These SEAs are also proving to be successful for students with special educational needs.

Roca-Campos E, Duque E, Ríos O and Ramis-Salas M (2021) The Zero Violence Brave Club: A Successful Intervention to Prevent and Address Bullying in Schools. Front. Psychiatry :601424. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.601424

Duque E, Carbonell S, de Botton L and Roca-Campos E (2021) Creating Learning Environments Free of Violence in Special Education Through the Dialogic Model of Prevention andResolution of Conflicts.
Front. Psychol. 12:662831.
doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.662831

Last edited 10 months ago by Susana Gomez
Josep Maria Canal

In order to move towards the prevention of violence, it is vital that schools, from the earliest ages, implement actions that have scientific evidences and that contribute to not trivializing violence, to build relationships from 0 years of age that protect them from future violent relationships and to value relationships based on the best feelings and solidarity.
Many schools are already introducing education in the New Alternative Masculinities that have security, that show courage to take a stand and that reject violence, at the same time that they show solidarity and take care of their relationships by valuing the best feelings of friendship, love and freedom.
This approach provides an alternative for children to help improve the situation of their peers, while at the same time having more social value.

Flecha, R., Puigvert, L., & Ríos, O. (2013). The New Masculinities and the Overcoming of Gender Violence. International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, 2(1), 88-113 doi:10.4471/rimcis.2013.14

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