Girls find the modern world a miserable place
STEER recently featured in an article concerned about girls mental health in The Times.
Fractured families and a rise in perfectionism take their toll in depression and low self-worth.
From knife crime to loutish behaviour and school dropouts, we’re accustomed to hearing a great deal about the problems caused by boys. Yet it turns out that we should be even more concerned about girls. It’s just that the issues troubling them are far less visible.
A study of 15,000 secondary school pupils has found that girls are more than twice as likely as boys to suffer mental health problems by the time they are 18, much of which it ascribes to the effects of the pandemic.