Children’s Worlds (funded by the Jacobs Foundation), completed the third wave of their international survey, asking over 128,000 children in 35 countries worldwide about their lives.
This unique project strives to understand and promote children’s own views and experiences of their lives and well-being; and encourage policymakers and all those concerned with children’s well-being, to take account and act to improve children’s experiences of childhood.

How happy were children across the different aspects of their lives?

• The aspects of life that children tended to rate highest in most countries were their family, the things that they had and the home that they lived in. Health and safety were often rated quite high.
• One aspect that had a low rating in almost all countries was classmates. In many countries, children gave relatively low ratings for “feelings of being listened to”.
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