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Staying Safe Survey 2009: young people and parents’ attitudes around accidents, bullying and safety, 25/02/10 [E/NI/S/W]

This survey for the Department for Children, Schools and Families was intended to to measure and track parents’ and children’s awareness, attitudes and reported behaviour across the various safety issues covered within the Staying Safe Action Plan and the Byron Review; inform further campaign development and priorities; and provide quantitative data for the DCSF to adequately measure progress of the collective communications efforts.

Among the key findings were:

  • The majority of parents (88%) are satisfied with their child(ren)’s safety.
  • ‘Strangers / paedophiles’ is the most mentioned main safety concern (50% unprompted) among parents of all ages of children
  • Most children (88%) feel safe most of the time.
  • Children have fewer concerns for their own safety than parents have for their children
  • Children are most concerned about: gangs and knife crime (34% unprompted)
  • Accidents in the home are not the main concern in relation to children’s safety, even for parents of younger children
  • Bullying is a notable concern for both parents (61% after prompting) and children (35% after prompting).
For full details see Staying Safe Survey 2009: young people and parents’ attitudes around accidents, bullying and safety which is available from the Department for Children, Schools and Families website.

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Staying Safe Survey 2009: young people and parents’ attitudes around accidents, bullying and safety