Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Divorce rate lowest for 26 years
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
State of the Countryside report
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
- "Police confiscated 44,000 pints of alcoholic drinks during a crackdown on under-age drinking in February"
- "Seventy per cent of the drink seized was beer, 15% cider, 5% alcopops, 5% wine and 5% spirits. "
Friday, March 28, 2008
Teenagers are drinking an average of 44 bottles of wine a year
Friday, February 29, 2008
- "In 2006 the conception rate among 15 to 17 year-olds fell from 41.4 to 40.7 conceptions per 1000 girls. But the percentage of conceptions leading to a legal abortion rose by 4.9 per cent for the under 16s and by 4.5 per cent for all girls under 18"
Friday, February 15, 2008
Suicide rate drops in young men
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Church attendance statistics
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Sex infections continue to rise
"Young adults are disproportionately affected by STIs, accounting for 65% of all chlamydia, 55% of all genital warts and 48% of gonorrhoea diagnoses in genitourinary medicine clinics across the UK in 2006, the HPA found"
Saturday, April 21, 2007
One in 30 aborted babies lives
- "One in 30 foetuses aborted for medical reasons is born alive, a 10-year study at 20 UK hospitals has found.
Most of these babies with disabilities were born between 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy and all lived for no more than a few hours."
For more details check out this article on the BBC
Friday, April 20, 2007
The modern man...
1. David Beckham.
2. Richard Branson.
3. Brad Pitt.
4. Hugh Hefner.
5. Bill Gates.
6. Steven Gerrard.
7. George Clooney.
8. Sultan of Brunei.
9. Roman Abramovich.
10. Jose Mourinho.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Raise drinking age to 21?
See this article on the BBC. Here are some quotes:
- "Alcohol-related conditions such as liver disease have doubled in less than a decade, to 262,844 a year"
- "The number of people taken to Accident & Emergency with alcohol-related injuries has also doubled to 148,477 a year"
- "Excessive drinking by young people has seen a 20% rise in hospital admissions in England over the last five years"
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Social trends survey
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
- "The annual poll of 8,200 11 to 15-year-olds found 21% had an alcoholic drink in the previous week, down from 26% in 2001."
- "Less than 5% of cohabiting couples stay together for longer than 10 years"
- "One in three households in the UK is dependent on the state for at least half its income, says thinktank Civitas"
- "Two-thirds of Frosties are eaten by men aged 18+."
- "Eighty-eight percent of children in Poland aged 12 to 18 use instant messaging, compared to 50% in the UK, says a survey. "
- "Boys' GCSE results have improved to the level that girls had reached seven years ago"
- "Twice as many people turn their heads to the right to kiss as to the left, say researchers"
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Facts and figures on family life
- The marriage rate in the United Kingdom in 2000 was around the EU average, at 5.1 per 1,000 people
- 51% of all divorces occur in the first nine years of marriage10. If present trends continue, one in four children will experience divorce by the age of 16
- Between 1991 and 2001, the number of lone parent households rose by 21%
- It is predicted that by the year 2010, divorce, separation and re-partnering will be the norm
- The underage (under 16) conception rate in 2001 was eight conceptions per thousand girls aged 13-15.
- In 2000, 15% of boys aged 11 to 15 years used drugs in the last year compared with 13 % of girls, and 31% of males aged 16 to 19 years used drugs in the last year compared with 24% of females in the same age group.
- One in ten children in Great Britain aged 5-16 has a clinically recognised mental disorder
- About 9% of 1618 year olds around 161,000 young people - neither participate in education or training nor have a job
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Teenage risky behaviour, including the latest figures on sexual activity
- "When asked why they had sex for the first time, 20% of men and13% of women aged 15-19 said alcohol was the main reason."
- "One in five girls aged 16-18 has used emergency contraception(the morning after pill). Emergency contraception pills can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, but are more effective in the first 24 hours. An emergency IUD (coil) can be inserted up to 5 days after."
- "One in nine sexually active teenagers has an STI."
See http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk for the references
Monday, September 25, 2006
Fifteen-year-olds in Britain are among Europe's heaviest users of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco
Monday, August 14, 2006
BBC: Third 'have sex below legal age'
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
- There are about two million cohabiting couples in the UK
- More women read the heavy metal bible Kerrang! than men
- Modern teenagers are better behaved than their counterparts of 20 years ago, showing "less problematic behaviour" involving sex, drugs and drink
- The average British woman worries about the size and shape of her body every 15 minutes.
- Compensation payments to teachers following personal injuries, such as assaults by pupils, amounted to £7.6m last year.
- Goths, those pasty-faced teenagers who revel in black clothing, are likely to become doctors, lawyers and architects, according to a study by Sussex University
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Children spend two-and-a-half months on average each year staring at screens
Monday, June 05, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
POLL: Top Ten Issues Facing Families
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Brits die each year...
- 3 Brits die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
- 142 Brits were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts.
- 58 Brits are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.
- 31 Brits have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.
- 19 Brits have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate.
- British Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.
- 101 people since 1999 have had broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.
- 18 Brits had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.
- A massive 543 Brits were admitted to A&E in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.
- 5 Brits were injured last year in accidents involving out of control Scalextric cars
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Births out of wedlock 'pass 40%'
Friday, February 17, 2006
Youth and self harm - Samaritans
- 10 per cent of teenagers aged 15 and 16 years old have deliberately self-harmed - seven per cent in the previous year.
- Girls are nearly four times more likely to self-harm than boys.
- The most common reason given was 'to find relief from a terrible situation,' the least common reason was 'to get my own back.'
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Between 19,500 and 35,100 children are taking heroin
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Alcohol concern - fact sheet / stats
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
13 and 11-year-olds...English girls drank more
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Mental health time bomb?
- 72% of 14-year-olds have drunk alcohol
- 36% of 15-year-olds have tried cannabis or cocaine
- 32% of 15-year-olds have had sex
- One in four young girls aged 15 have considered suicide or have self-harmed"
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Total UK personal debt broke through the £1.1 trillion barrier...
Thursday, November 03, 2005
- "You are 176 times more likely to be murdered than to win the National Lottery"
- "Some 40,000 UK children are on prescription drugs for depression"
- "One in 18 people has a third nipple"
- "The day when most suicides occurred in the UK between 1993 and 2002 was 1 January, 2000"
- "Media studies is more popular than physics among A-level students"
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Some stats on our region
- 27.5% of the population are aged over 60, compared with an average of
20.9% nationally. Only 21.9% of the population are aged between 20 and 39,
compared to 28.1% nationally
- The highest rate of teenage pregnancy in North Yorkshire, and the highest infant
- There are 1,800 extra deaths each year in Yorkshire and Humber compared to the
national average. On average, people die earlier in this region than elsewhere and
there is no indication that this inequality is decreasing.
- 29% of Yorkshire and Humber wards are in Englands top 20% most deprived.
Children are much more likely to live in low income or workless households.
- Road traffic accidents are the most significant cause of death in the 1-19 age groups.
- Males aged 1-19 years are almost twice as likely to die from an accidental injury as females in
the same age group.
- In Yorkshire and Humber region, the death rate from accidental injury in those aged 0-14 years
is strongly associated with socio-economic status (Figure 7).
- The Teenage Pregnancy Unit estimate that there were nearly 7,000 mothers aged under 20 years
in the Yorkshire and Humber Region in 2001.
- There were 4,434 conceptions under the age of 18 years in the Yorkshire & Humber Region in
- There were 1,632 live births to women aged under 18 years in 2002.
- It is clear that meeting the target of 60% of teenage mothers participating in education,
employment or training by 2010 remains a significant challenge.
- Levels of educational attainment in Yorkshire and Humber lag behind most other regions, and six of our districts have particular challenges in ensuring that children achieve five or more GCSE passes graded A+-C.
- Yorkshire & Humber region has the second lowest levels of literacy and numeracy among adults in the English regions
- The region educates a large number of graduates (over 26,000 per annum), but only 42% remain in the region. This compares with London and the South East who import 40% more graduates than are educated there.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Thoughts on Clubbing talk
- Why do people go clubbing?
- What's so good about it?
- The spirituality of dancing
- What are the dangers of Clubbing?
- What are the 'values' of Clubbing?
- Why is club culture so wrapped up with drink / drugs?
- Getting drunk
- Date rape
- Getting home
"A survey of 1,000 teenagers across the UK, found half of those questioned had had sex. One in three sexually active teenagers said their first experience was a one-night stand and half said the experience had happened when they were drunk"
- Drug culture
- Personal safety
- The financial cost of it all
- Coping with friends that are drunk. From what I hear, a lot of squabbles start when a gang of girls are out...they get drunk and say hurtful things or do things that are inconsiderate to the rest of the group
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Damaging your hearing
- Watch your drinks
- Stick with your friends
- Personal safety
- Watched with video again, and it raises lots of interesting points for discussion:
- one moment it shows the woman having fun, the next it cut's to her lying of her bed, depresses, recovering
- there are references to sexual advances, drugs etc.
- she eventually collapses, because, as I see it, she was given something which leads to date rape
- basically it highlights most of the issues and a subtle
- Ecclesiastes 11:9 "Young people, enjoy yourselves while you are young "
- The prodigal son - he leaves home for a life of partying
- 2 Samuel David dances like an idiot to the Lord (my paraphrase)
- God in the house: UK club culture and spirituality
- Do the police / website have any advice on this?
- Could we organise some basic self-defence lessons?
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