Children and violence: an introductory, international and…
Explore the impact of violence on children and their communities in this interdisciplinary course. Learn about the various roles children play in relation to violence and how they strive to end it. Gain insights into the multiple effects of violence on children, both physically and psychologically. Analyze the complex relationship between children as victims and perpetrators of violence, including their involvement in armed conflicts. Discover the efforts made by children and their communities to combat violence and create a safer environment for all.
Children are subject to many forms of adversity, for example, poverty or ill health. However, a significant form of adversity experienced by children in many different regions of the world is violence. The form of violence against children varies widely and is hugely disparate. In this free course, Children and violence: an introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach, the focus is on three different environments where children experience violence.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Discuss the ways in which children are the victims of violence and the multiple effects that violence has on children, encompassing not only physical pain and injury but also psychological damage
Examine the various roles that children play in relation to violence, as victims, perpetrators, witnesses, colluders and peacemakers
Analyse the relationship between children as victims of violence and as perpetrators of violence
Analyse the role of children in armed conflicts and discuss why children are not only victims in war
Examine the ways in which children and their communities have attempted to end violence in their lives.