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New short reports on adolescent cyberbullying, self harm and mental health in England

The HBSC England team (University of Hertfordshire) has produced three short reports for Public Health England, based on analysis of national data from the HBSC study. They address:

The reports explore the rising trend in poorer emotional wellbeing among young people. Findings include:

  • Young people who do not feel supported by their teachers are more than twice as likely to be a victim of cyberbullying as those who do

  • Over one in five 15-year-olds in England have self-harmed. Young people who reported positive family communication, and positive perceptions of their school and local neighbourhood, were less likely to report self-harming.

  • Adolescent girls scored lower for life satisfaction than boys. They were also three times more likely than boys to report self-harming.

Public Health England intends the reports to "support a range of stakeholders that work to promote children and young people's mental wellbeing, including headteachers and school nurses, local public health specialists, NHS mental health services and local councillors."

A summary of the data can be found on Slideshare.

For more information on the work of the English HBSC study team, contact the Principal Investigator: Fiona.Brooks@hbsc.org.

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[21-06-2017 to 31-01-2018]

 


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