SOCIO-CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN: THE CASE OF ERZURUM PROVINCE

Abstract

Author(s): Yusuf NC, Ali DUMAN

In our country and in the world, children refer to individuals who are under the age of 18 in a generally accepted term. This childhood period in which the individuals’ foundation of a future life is laid, is of much sensitivity and importance. One of the first conditions of creating a strong, healthy and long-term society is possible if today's children are brought up remote and healthy of any kind of psycho-social, physiological and sexual aspect of violence.

This work focuses on the causes of socio-cultural, environmental and economic factors on exposure to violence on children who are victims of physical violence. According to the findings of the study; Children are often exposed to physical violence. The majority of children exposed to physical violence are male in the age group of 15-18. Immigration, transition culture which brings with it, slums and non-urbanization are triggering factors for violence. Children whose families have low education levels, who are crowded and whose economic situations are not good are more exposed to physical violence. Children who are victims of physical violence are often exposed to violence by friends, relatives and their near environment. But they tend to say they don't know the person exposing them to violence. In addition, a logical relationship between broken families, both parents working, being the first child of a family and of being a victim of physical violence has not been established.

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