Suicide statistics

Suicide statistics

The Office for National Statistics has published a statistical bulletin analysing suicide data and trends. The statistics show that: in 2016, young men aged 15 to 19 in Great Britain are two-and-a-half times more likely to die from suicide than females of the same age.

Source: Suicides in Great Britain: 2016 registrations  Date: 07 September 2017

Further information: Suicide in the United Kingdom: dataset

Source: CASPAR

Child Protection and the FA

MSPs will quiz football association bosses on progress to improve child protection in the sport when they return to the Scottish parliament today. The Scotsman reports that representatives from the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Youth Football Association will appear before the health and sport committee. The committee has been looking into child protection in sport in the wake of allegations of historical child sexual abuse in football.

Social Media Cyberbullying

More than eight in 10 young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyberbullying on their platforms, a poll conducted by charities YoungMindsand The Children’s Society has found. The survey of more than 1,000 young people aged between 11 and 25 also revealed that 46 per cent said they had experienced threatening, intimidating or nasty messages via social media, email or text and 14 per cent had experienced online bullying in the last month.