Key Quotes - Young People

Key Quotes - Young People

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Last update: Sunday 19th January
 
The number of young people seeking help for anxiety linked to exams has risen 50 per cent in the past five years. Approximately 1,400 calls were made to Childline in the past year.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
New research shows that more than half of children have experienced some form of bullying.The Diana Awards said this is having "shocking" impact on mental health with 78 per cent of victims left feeling anxious and 56 per cent unable to sleep as a result.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
New figures from NHS Digital showed that 51 per cent of young people aged 11 to 15 who had recently drunk alcohol, smoked cigarettes and taken drugs had experienced low levels of happiness.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
The Children's Society is calling on the Church to help instil confidence in young people following reports that childhood happiness is in decline. The charity's annual report revealed that nearly 250,000 children are unhappy, and that their overall wellbeing is at its lowest level since 2009.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
Cyber-bullying and lack of sleep have a bigger impact on children's mental health than social media use, a study has found.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel, 15th August
 
The charity NSPCC have reported a one fifth increase in reports of racially motivated abuse by children and young people since 2015. In 2015 young people across the UK voted for racism and religious discrimination as one of the top five issues facing young people in the annual Make Your Mark ballot.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work, July 2019
 
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
 
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