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Statistics show spike in children attacking parents during lockdown – The Age

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the conditions for an alarming 20 per cent rise in child-to-parent violence in Victoria, new crime data reveals.



Elena Campbell, associate director at RMIT Universitys Centre for Innovative Justice who is leading research on the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on adolescent violence in the home, said this type of behaviour was not just teenagers being teenagers.
Its definitely recognised as a pattern of behaviour, like other forms of family violence, Ms Campbell said. Its understood as having an aim to try and control a situation or get a certain outcome.
Ms Freiverts said everyday interactions could also often…

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