Only South Korea has children who are unhappier with their lives than England, a study from the Children's Society has found.
Research conducted in 15 countries by the University of York found that more than 500,000 10- and 12-year-olds in England were bullied each month, with half feeling excluded by their peers.
Meanwhile, girls in England ranked bottom for happiness in terms of body confidence (girls were twice as likely as boys to report such happiness).
Commenting, Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield said:
It is worrying that children in England score poorly against those in many other countries in relation to many well-being indicators in this report. The reasons may be complex but we need to get to grips with them as a nation.
See the full report here.