Sibling abuse and bullying in childhood and adolescence: knowns and unknowns

Paul B. Naylor*, Laurie Petch, Jenna V. Williams

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren behaving badly? Peer violence between children and young people
EditorsChristine Barter, David Berridge
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-470-97658-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-470-69440-4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameWiley Child Protection and Policy Series


  • 'sexual abuse' acts of physical contact-intended or unintended non-contact acts, and indecent exposures
  • 'sibling' referring to brothers and sisters-genetically related, not genetically related, sharing the same home(s)
  • Abuse, imbalance of power-abusive behaviour, physical and/or emotional in nature
  • Causes of incestuous sexual abuse-missing from literature, as those on physical abuse
  • Practitioners, and findings that if incest is discovered-siblings, due to coercion and control
  • Prevalence, correlates, causes and effects-childhood and adolescent sibling abuse
  • Sibling abuse and bullying in childhood and adolescence-knowns and unknowns
  • Sibling abuse, and parental disregard-aggressive behaviour and inconsistent discipline
  • Sibling perpetrators of sexual abuse-having suffered from sexual exploitation by adults
  • Step-siblings, at risk of sibling sexual abuse and incest

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