@ncbtweets conclude from their survey of 263 young people:
Education and Health (E&H) has been published by SHEU since 1983.
E&H is now an open access online journal and the latest issue is available.
Schools-based health interventions : Tackling underage drinking : A New Approach to Tobacco Education : Adolescent online gaming addiction : Food: Now and Then
To read the latest issue please click here
I had a brisk and positive chat with Nick Boddington on the phone this morning, during which he gently reminded me of the existence of some documents that the PSHE Association have developed about the place of PSHE under the new OFSTED inspection arrangements.
I am happy to share with readers:
which is one of the latest of the Association's free resources:
Young People's Health and Wellbeing
The majority of Year 6 pupils said they 'don't think they will smoke when they are older'.
This comes from 81% of girls and 74% of boys in a sample of over 8000 10-11 year olds.
By the time they were in Year 10 (14-15 year olds), the number who had 'never smoked' was 54% of girls and 61% of boys.
To see the data and more than 40 other new research links about 5-11 year olds please visit ...
A new report from SHEU, Food: Now and Then, shows a declining trend (1987-2010) of youngsters who report eating crisps (also seen in other research) and a rising trend (1999-2010) of youngsters who report eating vegetables.
Follow the link for more details Food: Now and Then
Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU): Nationally-recognised since 1977
The specialist provider of reliable local survey data for schools and colleges
Food: Now and Then - Young People's Food Choices
For over 15 years, we have been asking secondary pupils across the country the same question: Do you ever feel afraid of going to school because of bullying? The pupils are offered four responses, Very often, Often, Sometimes and Never. The proportion saying anything other than 'Never' veries between 20% (Year 10 males) to over 30% (Year 8 females). And it's been that way for a long while.
Probably not the shortest question with the most bias ever...
Advances in technology are helping to solve crime. Do you agree with the use of DNA evidence in catching criminals? Yes / Not sure / No
[That one courtesy of my MP.]
Each year SHEU publish an annual report with data from their surveys with young people.
In the most recent report, nearly 31,000 youngsters answered a question about paid work.
Around 28% of the 14-15 year olds told us that they have a regular paid job during term time.
Data since 1987 show a general downward trend in those reporting a regular, paid job in term time. Figures from the 12-13 year olds have remained consistent over the 1990s and now appear to be declining.
The echoes of our Autumn report rumble on.
We were asked to give some more detail for the House of Commons magazine (below) in November, and Jo Swinson asked a question about our work in the House of Commons chamber itself:
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the recent research conducted by the Schools Health Education Unit on links between bullying and appearance.