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Violence and poor relationships with teachers puts English children 14th out of 15 countries surveyed for happiness at school as charity calls for action.
an international comparison of children’s happiness in 15 countries
a survey of 53,000 children aged 10 and 12 in England, Germany, Norway, South Korea, Poland, Estonia, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Algeria, South Africa, Israel, Ethiopia, Colombia and Nepal.
originally posted by: musicismagic
Sorry to say, but here in Japan, bulling sometimes leads to suicide. Big problem here.
originally posted by: rossacus
I always take these reports with a pinch of salt. It's more the British culture. Out of all the countries surveyed, Britain most likely has the highest quality of living standards, yet are least happy. We feel we deserve everything and that our opinion has substance. The bullying stems more from social media, and the culture of needing to be accepted by peers online. People commit suicide over people not commenting or liking pictures for christ sake.
Take into account poor diet, influx of immigrants and importance placed on social media acceptance I can agree that most spoilt kids are unhappy. They have nearly everything they need and don't realise or appreciate it. Bullying exists everywhere. Benchmark bullying is more prevelant in a society that provides all.
I would also say suicides in Japan often relate to family pressures exerted from family members expecting good grades. Alot of the bullying comes from the home. Then when they are bullied at school also they have no out...
originally posted by: disregard
Im sure the peodo ruling elite take great pleasure in the unhappiness of our children. In the u.k you get less time for raping an adult than you do for raping a child.
Children in the u.k are mostly latch key kids. Both parents working if they are lucky enough to have 2 parents. Add on the pressure of social media, closing of youth clubs and the fear of going out caused by gang culture and groomers.
Sports are too expensive whether playing or spectating.
The c of e schools no longer teach a christian ethos and are more likely to sing bob marley songs than hymns.
originally posted by: paraphi
Another "international" survey that is being used to support a worldview and therefore, the existence of the report's authors.
Here's the actual report that these conclusions are drawn from.
While I won't question the negative impact of bullying, but I will question the conclusion that South Korean kids are so much happier than English kids when they have such a high (and tragic) suicide rate.
Overall, it concludes that children in England are unhappier with their lives than those in 13 other countries including Israel and South Africa, with only South Korea lagging behind.
originally posted by: AMNicks
In my experience schools do turn a blind eye or try to rationalize what potentially could be a very damaging situation for the victim. i too was bullied in my early school days, and it makes me think what can be done? how can this be prevented?
and IMHO it comes not down to punishment but education of both the bully and the victim.
As once i learnt about the sociology of a "bully", i also learnt how to deal with them my self. without any need from teachers, parents or "student Councilor"