Good Childhood Report 2018

The following extract comes from the Children's Society website, introducing the Good Childhood Report 2018.

Children are struggling with their identity and alarming numbers are self-harming.

Pressure to fit in is making children unhappy, from how they look, to their sexuality, to how boys and girls must behave. Twice as many girls are self-harming as boys, and almost half of children attracted to the same or both genders self-harm.

We're urging the Government to make sure that every child can talk to a counsellor in their school.

The Good Childhood Report 2018, produced in partnership with the University of York, is the seventh in a series of annual reports published by The Children's Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives.

You can read the Good Childhood Report 2018 via the Children's Society website here.

One in four girls have self-harmed in the past year - you can watch the Children's Society video on this below.