The Children’s Society’s annual report highlights that ‘unhappiness’ is increasing amongst girls, based on figures from five years ago.
Among 10 to 15-year-old girls, 14% are unhappy with their lives as a whole, and 34% with their appearance.
The BBC reports that, “The reasons for the deteriorating picture for girls are not clear, says the charity – but the report finds that emotional bullying, such as name-calling, is twice as common as physical bullying among boys.
“The report also suggests that girls are more likely to spend extended periods on social media which has been linked to a higher risk of mental ill health,” it said.
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