The Six Levels of Aggression
"The Tip of the Iceberg"
Level 1 - Petulant Child
Level 2 - A flair for the dramatic
Level 3 - The beginings of damage
Level 4 - Threatening gestures and damaging
Level 5 - People get hurt usually accidentally (eg,
when the child/young person throws
Level 6 - Serious danger from physical harm
(Price and Cottrell 2002)
Behaviour may be classed as abusive when the incidents happen a number of times, and are not just a one-off.