The Good Childhood Report

The Children’s Society’s Good Childhood Report 2021 shows that modern life continues to erode the happiness of young people, finding that children are often dissatisfied with school, friendships and how they look.

Key findings

  • An estimated 306,000 10-15 year olds in the UK are unhappy with their lives
  • Roughly ¼ million children did not cope well with changes during the pandemic
  • Young people are particularly unhappy about school and appearance.

The tenth annual Good Childhood Report finds that 7% of 10 to 15 year olds (an estimated 306,000 children) in the UK are not happy with their lives. Ten years ago, the estimated number was approximately 173,000.

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Source: The Children’s Society