The ‘violence’ phenomena reflected on drawings of school-Age children in North Cyprus

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Enil Afsaroglu Eren
Zihniye Okray


Children are an important group who are exposed to violence in various ways in the family, at school, in virtual environment, via television, in their country and in health system. Research sample is a group of 10−11 years old girl and boys at public and private school. In paintings, violence perpetrators are mostly adult males. Nearly, 50% of victims are female, 46.4% of are male, 57% of victims are children and 39.2% of are adults. In drawings of children in private schools, violence phenomena is mostly pictured at parks and garden area. In drawings of children in public school, the violence is pictured in their homes besides park and garden area. The children at public school pictured more tools of violence (gun and knife) in their drawings. The majority of children who draw guns are girls. The gathered results contribute to understanding the emotional and social level of the children in Northern Cyprus.

Keywords: Child, children’s drawings, violence


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Afsaroglu Eren, E., & Okray, Z. (2016). The ‘violence’ phenomena reflected on drawings of school-Age children in North Cyprus. Global Journal of Guidance and Counseling in Schools: Current Perspectives, 6(1), 18–28.


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