Study reveals lonely pupils
Almost one in seven children starting secondary school feel lonely “often”, new figures show.
The Office for National Statistics reported that 14% of children aged 10-12 say they often feel this way.
This reduces to 8.6% of 13- to 15-year-olds.
It is the first time the statistics body has analysed children and young people’s views and experiences of loneliness.
The data, drawn from various surveys of children and young people, also shows that those living in cities are more likely to report often feeling lonely compared to those in the countryside or towns.