Key Quotes - Young People

Key Quotes - Young People

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Last update: Tuesday 23rd October
 
An investigation has revealed that more than 400,000 British teenagers have engaged in underaged casino-style gambling through video games. MRI scans have confirmed that these games can have a similar effect on the brain as drug abuse.
Young PeopleYouth and Children's Work - September 2018
 
There is a growing view that even the term ‘condition’ is inaccurate, and that autism is a form of neurodiversity – a normal and natural variation in the human genome that creates an alternative but equally valid way of understanding and experiencing the world to that of neurotypical people.
Around one in 80 children are believed to be autistic, although some suggest it may be nearer to one in 60.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work - July 2018
 
Almost 450,000 teenagers are thought to have engaged in online casino-style gambling, having been lured through video games.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 6th July 2018
 
Teenagers are becoming less likely to have sex, preferring to spend time with their families and having romantic relationships online, a study suggests. A survey of 1,000 16- to 18-year-olds also found they were drinking much less.
Young PeopleBBC - 18th July 2018
 
Thousands of “pinball kids” are being shunted around the care system, facing multiple changes to their home, school or social workers, a report has warned. Just one in four children in care experienced no changes in 2016/17, according to a study.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
The number of children expressing confusion over their ‘gender identity’ has reached a record high in Scotland. There were 222 children who were referred to specialist services in 2017, a 21 per cent increase on the previous year.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 13th July 2018
 
We are seeing a heightened issue with body image among young people, with recent figures suggesting that five per cent of our teenagers battle with body dysmorphia. The main issue is that young people are constantly surrounded by images. When they are at school they are scrolling through their phones and seeing images of other people. Then when they come home they see them again.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work - July 2018
 
More than 400,000 British teenagers have been lured into under-aged casino-style gambling through their video gaming, an investigation has revealed. The children, aged 13 to 18, have been able to gamble winnings from their video gaming on websites where they can bet them for cash on roulette wheel spins or other games of chance.
Young PeopleThe Telegraph - 28th June 2018
 
Teenagers are spending up to 12 hours online a day mindlessly swiping through social media without looking at any single piece of content for more than a few seconds, a unique study has found.
Young PeopleThe Telegraph - 29th June 2018
 
96% of teachers have worked with children experiencing mental health issues.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work – June 2018 (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers)
 
12% of UK youth are unemployed compared to 16.2% for the European Union as a whole.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work – June 2018 (Office for National Statistics)
 
3/5 of young people regularly feel stressed. 1/2 of young people feel they do not know how to cope with setbacks in life.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work – June 2018 (The Prince’s Trust)
 
A recent report from University of Glasgow professor Rory O’Connor reveals one in nine young people in Scotland attempt suicide.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work – June 2018
 
Teenage pregnancy rates have dipped to their lowest level since records began almost half a century ago, new figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that 2016 saw the lowest under-18 conception rate in England and Wales since comparable statistics were first produced in 1969.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - 28th March 2018
 
Over two thousand children were referred to the NHS’ gender identity clinic in the past year, prompting fresh concerns that more and more young people are being pushed into transsexualism...The figures are a 25 per cent increase from the previous year, with girls outnumbering boys by more than two to one.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 23rd May 2018
 
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