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One in seven British girls between 10 and 15 years, not happy with life

One in seven British girls between 10 and 15 years, not happy with life

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One in seven British girls between 10 and 15 years, is not happy with her life. That is an increase of 21 percent compared to figures collected between 2009 and 2014.

The figures of The Children’s Society were freely given in various British media. According to the research, there are also about 700,000 girls are not happy with how they look. That is more than a third of the total number of girls within this age group.

When British boys are the numbers slightly lower. Between the ages of 10 and 15 years, is a nine is not happy with his life. About 20 percent is dissatisfied with its appearance.

According to researchers, this difference, among other things, because girls are more sensitive to emotional bullying than boys.

The results are published in The Good Childhood Report 2016, the fifth edition of a large national study in which past decade, more than 60,000 children are questioned.

Disturbing

The director of The Children’s Society will find it very alarming that so many children negative lead under such problems. “Girls have it especially hard, and it is clear that targeted action is needed to tackle this problem.”

Bodies such as schools would need to better collaborate with professionals in the health care system. Also, there would be more financial resources available.

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