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A study on violence perception by children and teenagers from Complexo do Muquiço, Rio de Janeiro

August 1st, 2016

By Renata A. Giannini, Maiara Folly, Victor Ladeira, Andressa Werneck and Renata Siqueira

mag-ae21This Strategic Paper features the main results of the Childhood Security Index (CSI) application regarding participants from the Bola Pra Frente Institute, which is located in the Complexo do Muquiço and attends children and teenagers from neighborhoods such as Guadalupe, Deodoro and others in Rio de Janeiro’s North Zone. The research shows that the insecurity perception tends to increase with age and female respondents (especially with teenagers). A detailed analysis of children and teenagers’ violence perception shows that they consider physical, verbal, and sexual assaults the main types of violence. The study also shows that this group often doesn’t feel protected by policemen, nor within their own neighborhoods and surroundings.

The Strategic Paper shows that the CSI is an effective digital tool for gathering data about children and teenagers’ perceptions on insecurity in their surroundings, as well as perceiving the effect of violence on their daily lives.

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