Two Violence Prevention Programs Highlight the Importance of Early Intervention
Research shows that teenagers who commit violent acts such as homicide or assaults often showed signs of aggressive behaviors while in elementary school, such as hitting, kicking and using verbal insults and threats. Two school-based violence prevention programs that recognize this are finding success at the elementary school level, according to two studies published in the March issue of Developmental Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association (APA).
For once, jointogether.org has something sensible featured on their site. This study claims to link violent behavior as teenagers with violent behavior in elementary school, which only makes sense, and indicates some programs to address violent behavior early on have had some success.
It's the people who are violent, not the tools they use.