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« on: July 17, 2007, 05:23:45 PM »

full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=468866&in_page_id=1879

Why are children today so unhappy?
by SUE PALMER - More by this author ğLast updated at 11:15am on 17th July 2007
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We live in one of the wealthiest, most technologically advanced nations on earth. We've had 60 years of peace and prosperity with free education and medical services for all.

Our homes are crammed with labour-saving devices and electronic entertainment that previous generations couldn't even dream of. Surely our children should be growing happier every year?

According to figures released last month, one in ten children now suffers from a clinically-recognised mental health problem

Well, no. According to figures released last month, one in ten now suffers from a clinically-recognised mental health problem, and earlier this year a UNICEF report on "childhood well-being" found that out of 21 nations across the developed world, British children are the unhappiest.

A damning survey by the National Consumer Council, reported in the Mail, revealed that children who watch too much television and spend hours on the internet are "greedy and unhappy".

"These children argue more with their families, have a lower opinion of their parents, and lower self-esteem than other children," the report said. . . "

full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=468866&in_page_id=1879
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