Maurice Berger is a child psychiatrist, specialist in the care of violent minors, and works in a Reinforced Educational Center. He published, On Free Violence in France. Adolescents, hyperviolent, testimonies and analyses (L'Artilleur, 2019) and more recently Confronting Violence in France, The Berger Report (L'Artilleur, 2021).
Recent tragedies, including the suicide of 13-year-old Lindsay, who was bullied by other students, have led to a rethinking of the issue of bullying from the classic triangle of harasser-victim-witnesses. Much has been written about the personality of bully minors, who are often described as victims of violence and humiliation themselves in their childhood, a picture that needs to be qualified because we now know that some come from backgrounds where they have not been abused. We also know that occasional violent behaviour can be part of the adolescent period, but in the case of harassment, cruel remarks take place over time, the very definition of the ...
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