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What is Peer on Peer Abuse?

What is peer on peer abuse?

A peer is someone who might be your friend or a child that you know or is near you. Abuse is something which usually physically or emotionally hurts another person by using behaviour that is meant to scare, hurt or upset that person. Sometimes, it can be hard to know when abuse is happening, because not all abuse will hurt, scare or upset you, and you might not know it is happening. It’s really important you know when you are being abused so we can make sure it stops. There are lots of different types of abuse. It is important you know what these types of abuse are so you know what to do if you see them.