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Violence towards parents by young people

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Violence towards parents or other family members by young people is more common than many people think. Everyone has the right to feel safe and be respected, including parents.

It is important not to ignore violence or abuse, and to keep yourself and other family members safe. It is also important to take action early to stop the violence.

To find out more

Developed for Parenting SA a partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.  

Parenting SA has also published several videos including Living with teenagers, Teenagers and feelings, and Managing conflict with teenagers. 


Police - South Australia

  • Phone 000 in an emergency 
  • Phone 131 444 for police assistance line

Helping young people through everyday issues and tough times  

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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