Call You and Yours: Childhood

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The sense of well-being among children in the UK may now be in decline, and has failed to improve since 2008. That's the conclusion of a report from The Children's Society published today, a conclusion they describe as "incredibly worrying". They interviewed 42,000 eight to seventeen year olds and found that it's fourteen and fifteen year olds who are the least happy. Concern about school, unhappiness with their appearance and a lack of freedom topped their list of worries.

The same report also concludes that well-being can be improved by external factors. We want your views on what those factors are. What more can be done to make life easier and happier for children in the UK? What would make life simpler for say a child born today or tomorrow?

We want to hear your experiences and your views. 03700 100 400 is the phone number, e-mail youandyours@bbc.co.uk or text 84844.

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Tue 23 Jul 2013 12:04
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