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Survey of UK children

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As part of its work to promote active citizenship and community participation, the UK government has recently published the findings of a survey of children aged 8–10 and 11–15 years. The report includes issues of relevance to the prevention of unintentional injuries. It notes that the main reasons that 11–15 year old children expressed reasons for feeling unsafe in the neighbourhood were the fear of abduction and stranger danger (48%) and bullying (35%), with traffic causing far less concern (12%). Among 8–10 year olds, the fear of traffic was 23%. The 130 page report by Christine Farmer, 2003 Home Office citizenship survey: top-level findings from the children’s and young people’s survey can be downloaded from http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RW29.pdf.

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