Youth violence has long-term adverse effects on both victims and their communities. Most interventional strategies have little or no impact on reducing violence because they target supporting the victims whilst ignoring a social environment that continually facilitates exposure to violence through social and entertainment media. This paper provides some supporting evidence that interventional strategies that target changing attitudes and behaviour at a very young age through education are likely to positively change behaviour.
Wain, Douglas; Omar, Hatim A.; and Shahtahmasebi, Said, "The Impact of Youth Alert! Intervention in Reducing Violence in Schools" (2017). Pediatrics Faculty Publications. 238.