Volume 36, Issue 3 (2007)
Editorial Note: The Context of Peer Victimization
Thomas J. Power
The high prevalence of peer victimization and the emerging recognition of its serious impact on children and society as a whole have highlighted the public health significance of efforts to prevent bullying and victimization.There is a critical need to build the science base to guide the development of victimization prevention programs that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of children.The expanding science base has made it clear that efforts to prevent victimization ought to be based upon a developmental ecological framework that accounts for the influence of multiple systems (family, school, peer group,community), and the interrelationships among these systems, on child development (Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, 2002).
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