Measures bank for Children and Young Peoples Wellbeing What Works Centre for Wellbeing has a developed a metrics framework to measure the subjective wellbeing of children and young people in the UK. This along with a guide can be downloaded from the website. The bank of measures is being developed through a Rapid Evidence Assessment […]
More children in the UK are unhappy with their lives according to the latest annual report from the Children’s Society which measures happiness and wellbeing in over 2,000 children aged 10-17. It now has data for the last decade. Topics include family life, appearance, friendships and more. Full methodology is on the website.
Access the latest annual report This year’s annual report from UNESCO provides worldwide and country files on the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream educational settings. Previous annual themed reports can be accessed on the main website.
Universal Children’s day 20th November was also universal children’s day. United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Yet recently the Children’s society reported that 25% of children in the UK are unhappy The […]
Latest findings from The second cycle of IEA’s International Computer and Information Literacy Study. ICILS is a large-scale, international assessment of grade 8 students’ computer and information literacy and computational thinking skills. It addresses questions relating to their preparedness to study and work in a digital future. There are overall and national breakdowns. Something which […]
Save the Children has just published its third annual report which examines the condition of children in different nations worldwide. It includes data on ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, child marriage, early pregnancy and violent death and compares data from 2000-2019 giving a snapshot of changes. Look at the country rankings to see […]
Interesting analysis from NHS of a series of surveys. Sustain has produced publications which have focused on the marketing practices of junk food manufacturers to school children. Another factor is increasing size of packets. This Cochrane review from the University of Cambridge found using data from 72 studies and over 6,700 participants, showed that people consume more food and […]
This week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: “Managing the Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” called for safeguards; but their surveys also found that two thirds of those answering found social media useful for sourcing health information.
10th October was World Mental Health Day and the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit has been held. Its website has reports and decisions. Why is it necessary to focus on mental health? The Education Policy Unit’s Access to childrens mental health services report for 2018 found that the number of referrals to mental health […]
12th August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. To commemorate it here are several resources. End of childhood The Save the Children report, Stolen Childhoods. The report has found that in 2017 1.2 billion childhoods were threatened by conflict, poverty and gender discrimination. Political participation/Engagement UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs […]
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