Posted: 31 August 2017

Quiz: How do young people feel their lives are going?

Over the last 12 years we have asked more than 60,000 children how they think their lives are going. Our latest Good Childhood Report revealed that young people’s happiness is at its lowest since 2010 – but what are the reasons behind this?

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Take our quiz to learn more about the problems affecting young people in the UK today and what impact these problems have on their well-being.

True or false: 10% of teenagers fear that they're at risk of two or more types of crime.


You're close, but not quite

Our latest Good Childhood Report revealed that almost two in five teenagers (40%) are afraid of suffering two or more types of crime.

One secondary school girl that we asked said: ‘If I see someone walking behind me, I’ll start running.’

You're right...unfortunately

Our latest Good Childhood Report revealed that almost two in five teenagers (40%) are afraid of suffering two or more types of crime.

One secondary school girl that we spoke to said: ‘If I see someone walking behind me, I’ll start running.’

True or false: One million teenagers are experiencing seven or more serious problems in their lives.


You're correct

Our report revealed that a worrying one million teenagers (18%) have seven or more serious problems in their lives.

These children are 10 times more likely to be unhappy than those with none.

Sadly, this is true

A million teenagers are facing seven or more serious problems in their lives.

These young people are ten times more likely to be unhappy than those with none.

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This year we asked about a list of 27 possible problems children and their families faced in the last five years.


True or false: Out of these 27 problems, 'struggling to pay the bills' was the most common problem experienced.


You're close!

This was actually the second most common problem. Fear of crime was the most common problem of all, affecting 2.2 million children, with 1 in 3 teenage girls afraid of being followed by a stranger and 1 in 4 boys worried they’ll be assaulted.

Correct! It's actually a fear of crime

Fear of crime was the most common problem of all, affecting 2.2 million children, with 1 in 3 teenage girls afraid of being followed by a stranger and 1 in 4 boys worried they’ll be assaulted.

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True or false: By 2020, a £1 billion shortfall in funding is expected to have a severe impact on young people across the UK.


You have half the picture

Funding for early help services alone is expected to be cut by 70% between 2010 and 2020, leaving a £2 billion gap that will be devastating for young people.

These young people need urgent help, but the services there to support them are being cut.

That’s why we’re calling on the Government for more local funding to help young people before they hit crisis point.

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You're right, it's actually double that!

Funding for early help services alone is expected to be cut by 70% between 2010 and 2020, leaving a whopping £2 billion gap that will have a devastating impact on young people.

These young people need urgent help, but the services there to support them are being cut.

That’s why we’re calling on the Government for more local funding to help young people before they hit crisis point.

sign the petition today

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