However more attention is given to younger and older children rather than during their middle years. 165 pre-adolescents were interviewed, and the results showed that 53% struggled with controlling their temper and 35% were bullied.
Stresses including peer pressure, becoming targets for advertisers, moving from primary to secondary school and family troubles. Problems later in life can be traced back to aggression suffered during the ages of six to 13.
Clare Tickell, the chief executive of Action for Children said: “It’s a major concern that children themselves are identifying these serious problems. As a society we understand what pre-schoolers and teenagers need, but six to 13-year-olds are being overlooked and these ages are crucial.”