Key Quotes - Young People

Key Quotes - Young People

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Last update: Monday 23rd September
 
A survey carried out by YMCA has revealed that two in three young people feel pressured to look good online and about the same number regularly worry about their appearance.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work, June 2019
 
Adults turn to older teenagers for help online more than their work colleagues or partners, a survey has shown, revealing how families are increasingly reliant on children’s knowledge of technology. Teenagers over the age of 16 were the preferred choice for advice on how to be secure online by 15%, compared to 10% who said they would ask work colleagues, according to research carried out for GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel
 
The number of children living in poverty has remained at more than four million while household incomes “stagnated” last year, figures reveal. Data from the Department for Work and Pensions showed that 4.1 million children in the UK were classed as living in a relative low-income household after housing costs in the past year, unchanged from the previous 12 months.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel
 
Adults turn to older teenagers for help online more than their work colleagues or partners, a survey has shown, revealing how families are increasingly reliant on children’s knowledge of technology. Teenagers over the age of 16 were the preferred choice for advice on how to be secure online by 15%, compared to 10% who said they would ask work colleagues, according to research carried out for GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel, 25th March 2019
 
More than half a million under-fives are suffering neglect, trauma or abuse, a key group of ministers will hear. The group, chaired by Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, will be told the Government's current failure to protect the very young will ultimately cost the public purse £16.6billion due to increased risk of "crime, anti-social behaviour and youth inactivity".

Young PeopleThe Express 12th February 2019
 
A third of parents believe children should be taught how to scoot safely in PE lessons at school, a new study suggests...Half of those polled said learning to ride a scooter was just as important as learning to ride a bike. One in four parents said their children’s balance had improved by riding a scooter.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel – 13th November 2018
 
Younger children in the care system are often confused about why they are unable to live with their parents, the latest survey of children in care suggests…It found that more than half the youngest children in care did not understand why they were not able to live at home; and one third of teenagers also did not fully understand the reasons for being in care…But the survey also found that much of children’s experience in care was positive: 82 per cent of children and young people felt that their life was getting better.
Young PeopleChurch Times – 23rd November 2018
 
Those in the 16 to 24 age bracket are lonelier than their seniors. According to research from the BBC, 40 per cent said they often feel lonely…The study found that only one-third considered loneliness to be about not having people around them. The other two-thirds took into account factors such as having no one to talk honestly to or who understands them…Loneliness was not linked to a lack of social skills. However, those who felt the loneliest had more friends on Facebook that they did not know offline.
Young PeopleYCW – November 2018
 
Both the Church of England and the Catholic Church have renewed efforts to encourage young people to consider ordination. The Church of England announced that a third more under-32s have been recommended for training since statistics were released two years ago. Under-30s now make up 23 per cent of those entering ministry training, a 20-year high.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work – October 2018
 
In its seventh annual Good Childhood Report, which was released on Wednesday, the charity analysed the latest results of the millennium-cohort survey of more than 11,000 children aged ten to 17. This included the question whether the respondents had hurt themselves on purchase when they were 14 years old, or in any way in that past year. More than 1700 children (15.5 per cent) said that, when they were 14, they had self-harmed in the past year. Most (1237) were girls, that is, almost one in four of all girls surveyed; this was compared with the 9.2 per cent of boys.
Young PeopleChurch Times – 31st August 2018
 
The free dating app SALT, which will launch next month, enables users to identify other Christians registered in their area. Like Tinder, and Bumble, users download the app on to their phone, fill out a profile, upload some photos, state preferences about who they would like to meet, and can then look through the profiles of other users.
Young PeopleChurch Times – 31st August 2018
 
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
 
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