Young people’s loneliness experiences

The ONS has conducted its first study around loneliness among people aged 10 to 24.

The results, covered by the BBC, found that young people viewed loneliness as ‘failing’ and that many used social media to ‘cover up’ such feelings.

Eleven per cent of respondents said they ‘often felt lonely’, with a further 34 per cent saying that they ‘sometimes’ felt this way. Young people living in big cities reported higher rates of loneliness than those in smaller cities or rural areas.

Girls often felt lonely more often than boys and poorer young people had higher rates of loneliness than their more well-off counterparts.

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