Key Quotes - Young People

Key Quotes - Young People

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Last update: Friday 25th May
 
A new study asking children in care about their experiences found that half those under the age of seven did not know why they were in care. The study, by the charity Coram Voice and the University of Bristol, is the largest of its kind, surveying 2263 children and young people across different regions. On the whole, the survey found that most children and young people felt that being in care had improved their lives. But younger children’s experience was less positive.
Young PeopleChurch Times - 23rd February 2018
 
The Gambling Commission suggests that up to half of children are gambling on computer games without their parents’ knowledge. This is done through seemingly harmless games that contain ‘loot boxes’, where they are encouraged to bet on the contents of the box.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – February 2018
 
180,000 children in the UK are in the care of relatives.
47% of carers say they are not getting the financial support they need.
52% of children in kinship care have experienced abuse or neglect.
5% of carers are entitled to statutory support.
Grandparents Plus report on kinship care.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – February 2018
 
Young people would rather use social media or talk online to people they do not know than have a conversation face to face, research has suggested. Those aged 18 to 24 are around 20 times more likely to never speak to their neighbours, than those aged 55 and over, a survey carried out on behalf of Cancer Research UK found. Experts said the research showed an increasing generational divide between how millennials and baby boomers prefer to communicate.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel – 29 January 2018
 
Sweeping changes to social-economic conditions and living circumstances are the main factors behind a marked drop in car ownership among young people, a study suggests. Academics found the rise in lower-paid and less secure jobs, a decline in home ownership and increased higher education participation influenced the transport decisions of people aged between 17 and 29 since 1990. The high cost of driving and online communication were other factors.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel – 25 January 2018
 
Anxiety in numbers: 1 in 10 teenagers in the U.K. have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Half of problems with mental health start before age 14. 45% of young people feel anxious about their body image. 37% worry about school work. 78% of teenagers say there is stigma to mental ill health. 24% wouldn’t ask for help.
Young PeopleThe King’s Arms Youth Project (Premier Youth and Children’s Work – March 2018)
 
A report has tracked what children want to be when they are older. Sports player was the most popular career choice, while vlogger scored higher than TV star for the first time.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – March 2018
 
There has been an 83% increase in 5 to 7-year-old carers since 2001. 46% of young carers wake up in the night to look after someone. 80% of young carers carry out their duties daily. 75% of young carers provide emotional support to family members. 10% of young carers go unaccompanied to the shops.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – March 2018 and Carers Trust
 
Drop in teenage pregnancies – 6% have given birth before they were 20 (Office for National Statistics)
Rise in obesity – 1/3 of 3 to 15-year-olds are obese (Public Health England)
Rise in young adults staying at home – 5% increase in 20 to 34-year-olds living with their parents since 1996 (Office for National Statistics)
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – January 2018
 
Nearly one in ten trans pupils get death threats at school (Stonewall)
63% of those bullied confided in their parents (Bullying UK)
52% were subject to false rumours online (Bullying UK)
1 in 3 will self-harm in response to being bullied (Ditch the Label)
Young People(Stonewall) and Premier Youth and Children's Work – December 2017
 
Children’s charity Fegans surveyed 627 children and 177 parents for its Strength to share report to find out what children worry about and what makes them happy. Of the 566 children who wrote what made them happy, 43 per cent attributed it to friends and family. 18 per cent put it down to hobbies and only 10 per cent cited religion.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work - November 2017
 
It was recently revealed that more than a quarter of 16 to 18-year-olds have admitted to bullying or insulting someone online. Over a third of all boys have admitted to antisocial behaviour online, matched against 22 per cent of all girls. Nine in ten of those young people who have bullied someone online have themselves been targeted.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work - November 2017
 
Teenage pregnancies have fallen dramatically since 2008, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In the year to September 2016, just over 17,500 girls under 18 in England became pregnant – in stark contrast to the 39,474 teenage pregnancies in the year to September 2008.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 8th December 2017
 
A record number of children have sought help from Childline over suicidal thoughts. The NSPCC help and advice service gave 62 counselling sessions each day last year for children tormented by thoughts of ending their lives. Children as young as 10 were reaching out for help after contemplating suicide, it said. Overall, 8% of children’s 295,000 counselling sessions last year were for suicidal thoughts.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - 17th October 2017
 
A quarter of young women believe sending sexual pictures is a ‘normal part of relationships’, while 16% have felt pressure to send such images, a poll revealed in mid-September. The figures from Girlguiding also expose concerning levels of sexual harassment at school and a strong belief that the advertising industry should curb its use of sexualised images. Nearly 2,000 girls and young women, ranging in age from seven to 21, were questioned for the Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2017.
Young PeopleEvangelicals Now - November 2017
 
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