The State of the Nation report on children’s mental wellbeing states that more than 4 in 5 children and young people are happy with their lives. It is the first ever researched report published to mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October.
Highlights of the report
- Children are happy with their families, friends and schools
- Bullying especially cyberbullying is the key concern for poor wellbeing
- Teenage girls are more prone to bullying
- Sleep and leisure are also important factors in wellbeing of children
- The pressure children face is different from the pressure their parents face
- Older teenage girls constituting 22.4% in the age group of 17-19 years suffer from an emotional disorder
- Seeing friends and feeling safe in the neighborhood impact children’s ability to concentrate
- Age comes out as a bigger factor in wellbeing
- Young females report they are more anxious than males
- Females report more cyberbullying than males
- Women have slower satisfaction with leisure time than men
- Social media can’t be associated with psychological health of teenage girls
What was the need of the State of the Nation report?
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