Key Quotes - Young People

Key Quotes - Young People

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Last update: Wednesday 13th December
 
16% is the increase in young people who voted in 2017 compared to the 2015 election.
Young PeoplePremier Christianity – September 2017
 
An investigation has found that children as young as five are among hundreds excluded from schools after being involved in sexual acts like watching porn and sharing indecent images.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - August 9th 2017
 
The number of children being referred to a London 'Gender Identity' clinic has risen by 24% over the last six months, the Daily Mirror has reported this week. Over the six month period, an average of 50 children a week were referred to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust's Gender Identity Development Service, including some as young as four years old. According to the newspaper, "around 40% of children who attend [the clinic] are prescribed puberty blocking drugs".
Young PeopleChristian Concern - 27th October 2017
 
A quarter of young women believe sending sexual pictures is a “normal part of relationships” while 16 per cent have felt pressure to send such images, a new poll has revealed. 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.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 22nd September 2017
 
A recent survey of young people found that 50 per cent are bullied due to their appearance, 19 per cent because of their grades, and 14 per cent because of their household income. Just four per cent of children report being bullied because of their sexuality.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 15th September 2017
 
28 per cent of 11-to-12-year-olds report seeing pornography and by 15, children were more likely to have seen online pornography with 65 per cent of 15-to-16-year-olds reporting seeing pornography. Children were as likely to stumble across pornography as to search for it deliberately...Although 27 per cent of children felt shocked when they first viewed pornography, that decreased to only eight per cent in relation to their current viewing of it. 31 per cent of the boys and 15 per cent of the girls reported that they continue to see pornography after first viewing it. Once a child has encountered pornography, the likelihood increases of encountering it again, even unintentionally. For those who continue to view it, young people become less negative and generally less anxious or disgusted by pornography. Most children first saw online pornography on a portable laptop (38 per cent), although mobile phone access was also relatively common (33 per cent) and just under one- quarter first saw online pornography on a desktop computer (24 per cent).
Young PeopleFaith at Home - 2016-2017
 
50 per cent of young people feel comfortable sharing their faith all or most of the time, according to a survey by HOPE Revolution partnership.
Young PeoplePremier Christianity - July 2017
 
1.5 million young people in the UK experienced bullying in the last year. (Ditch the label report)

64% of parents fear girls are more likely to be bullied over social media than boys. 34% of parents fear boys are more likely to be bullied on gaming platforms than girls (Internet Matters survey)
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
Youth for Christ asked young people what things made them feel an idea or suggestion was worth exploring further: 49 per cent said that it was important that the idea made sense to them, 45 per cent were looking for something they considered worthwhile, yet only 27 per cent of young people would be interested in something because it meets a specific need that they have.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
Youth for Christ...undertook a piece of research called Gen Z: rethinking culture. Of the 1,001 11-18 year olds asked, 47 per cent said they did not believe in God. 32 per cent said they believed in God and this was highest among 11-14 year olds (22 per cent said they believed in ghosts and spirits). Of the 32 per cent who believed in God, 59 per cent considered themselves a follower of Jesus and the Christian faith and 15 per cent said they were unsure. Of that same 32 per cent who said they believed in God, 41 per cent said that they pray and 47 per cent of those who pray, prayed daily. When we asked young people what things might cause them to think about God, 35 per cent answered that they had not thought about God or spirituality at all.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
There was a 33% rise in referrals about domestic abuse among children in the UK last year.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work - July 2017
 
School children are being verbally attacked for believing in traditional marriage and upholding the life of the unborn, MSPs have been told. Numerous accounts – including one girl being told she ‘wasn’t a real woman’ because she did not support abortion – were revealed by the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 7th July 2017
 
32 percent of young people in the UK believe in a God, according to new research from Youth for Christ.
Young PeopleChristianity - June 2017
 
Around 75 per cent of 5-15 year old are now use a tablet. 20 per cent of 8-15 year olds, when questioned, say they believed that everything they see on social media is true. And only one third of 12-15 year olds could identify the advertising they were seeing in their search engine...It’s estimated that around 90% of children have a digital footprint in the form of photos and family information posted on social media by the time they reach their second birthday; for many that begins before birth.
Young PeopleFamilies First - May/June 2017
 
In a survey of parents across the UK, almost 75 percent of those asked said that they would choose a school based on its approach to pupil well-being over its past examination results. It’s not just parents though, in the Young Minds’ survey of teachers over 80% agree that the pressure of examinations has taken the focus away from what should be the priority – pupil wellbeing.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work - May 2017
 
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