The OECD has published its programme for international student assessment report (Pisa) which is an international comparison of reading, maths and science performance of 15-year-old pupils. Of particular interest, the report examines children’s happiness in comparison to other OECD countries. The results show that 53% of students in the United Kingdom reported that they were satisfied with their lives, compared to 67% on average across OECD countries. 93% of students reported sometimes or always feeling happy and around 9% of students reported always feeling sad. An analysis of the prevalence of bullying in schools ranked the UK slightly above average and the results show that 27% of students said they were bullied at least a few times a month, compared to 23% on average across OECD countries.
The report can be found here.