The good childhood report 2023

In this year’s Children's Society survey, nearly one-third of children aged 10 to 17 expressed unhappiness in at least one of ten areas of their lives.

While 74 per cent were optimistic about their personal futures, less than 40 per cent felt positive about the future of their country and the world. Notably, 14.5 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with school, the highest among the surveyed aspects.

Children worried about family finances reported higher overall unhappiness, particularly regarding their homes, money, possessions and personal choices.

Among future concerns, having enough money topped the list, followed by finding employment and academic success.

In societal issues, rising prices and environmental concerns were prominent worries among the surveyed children.