A study has recently shown that harsh parenting, low socioeconomic status and physical aggression by parents leads to a higher risk of further victimization of these children by others.
Harsh parenting may cause as well as be a result of a child’s aggression. A child may learn that aggression is a way to get what they want.
Parents should reduce aggressive behaviours to minimize the risk of their children being victimized by others.
For information about parents skills contact Victims of Crime Counselling and Compensation Services.