Social media could be responsible for rise in lonely children

  03 July 2018    Read: 840
Social media could be responsible for rise in lonely children

A rising number of children are contacting Childline about feelings of isolation and loneliness, new figures show, The Independent reported. 

Childline has revealed that the NSPCC-supported service has delivered 4,636 counselling sessions for loneliness in 2017/18.

This is only second year loneliness data has been recorded - it used to go down as “low self-esteem” or “unhappiness” - and the figures highlight a 14 per cent rise on the year before, when it assisted 4,063 young people struggling with feelings of isolation.

 


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