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Christopher

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Children in Need Appeal Friday 17th November
« on: October 15, 2006, 04:31:06 PM »
I've just been looking at the "Did you know.." on the Children in Need website. They make you think.
1. There are approx 60,000 children in care in the UK
2. 80,000 children run away from home per year. A quarter are under age 11
3. 1000 children under age 7 provide full time care for parents or siblings.
4. Up to 350,000 children have a parent with a serious drug problem.
5. One in ten children under 16 were diagnosed with a mental disease in 2004.
6. One in five children have experienced bullying, or threats by email, in chat rooms or via text.
7. About 350,000 children who are entitled to a school meal do not claim for fear of bullying.
8. 19,000 children attempt suicide each year. 2 succeed each day.
9. 50% of the children involved in prostitution say that their first sexual experience was one of abuse.