Report

Children's sense of safety: children's experiences of childhood in contemporary Australia

Publisher
Children Australia
Description

This report outlines significant safety concerns faced by Australian children of today, drawing on responses from 600 children aged between 10-14 years from an online survey conducted by Quantum Market Research.

More than a quarter of the children in the sample were actively concerned that they might be hurt by an adult (28%) or become a victim of crime (27%). One in five (19%) of those surveyed expressed a degree of anxiety about children not being protected from abuse. Over half of the children in the sample reported feeling worried about being bullied (57%), teased (54%) and not fitting in with their peers (52%). The internet, in particular, is perceived as a new source of anxiety and threat for a large number of children and young people. 46% of children reported that they had been exposed to material on the internet which worried them. 27% are worried about the dangers they face over the internet.

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