Sunday, January 15, 2012

Half A Million Children In The UK 'Unhappy'

At least half a million children in the UK are unhappy with their lives, according to a survey.

The Good Childhood Report 2012 revealed that 9% of school children aged between eight and 15 are miserable.

The survey found that the levels of unhappiness increased dramatically with age, tripling between the ages of eight and 15.

The Children's Society said unhappy children are more likely to be victimised at school, have eating disorders or suffer from depression.

The study that saw experts analyse the interviews of 30,000 school children in England found that having a loving family and a stable home life were key to increasing well-being. Read More