November 17, 2008

STUDIES / ARTICLES: Half of adults think children are dangerous (UK)

Half of adults think children are dangerous

By Charlotte Goddard - Children & Young People Now
17 November 2008

Nearly half of adults believe that children are dangerous, according to a Barnardo's survey.

The poll of 2,021 UK adults found that 49 per cent believed children were a danger to others and to themselves, while the same amount disagreed with the statement that children in trouble are often misunderstood and in need of professional help.

More than half (54 per cent) believe children are beginning to behave like animals, and more than a third said it felt like the streets were infested with children.

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