Our survey of 781 primary school children has shown that the majority feel positive about the new year and what 2014 has in store for them.
The survey asked children ‘do you feel positive about 2014?’ to which just 6 per cent responded negatively, and an encouraging 74 per cent said ‘yes’. The remaining children didn’t express a preference.
Speakr is a tool used in schools to monitor wellbeing and behaviour, and is designed to help children use their own voice to articulate how they feel.
Anthony Lewis, founder of Speakr, said: “Happiness and wellbeing of our society as a whole has become a key focus for the government, but few are talking directly to the youngest in our community to find out how they feel, in their own words.
“Here at Speakr we believe that is really important. The Speakr tool allows schools to monitor children’s wellbeing at school in a secure environment using technology which our studies have found that children are particularly comfortable with. It also allows schools, and the Speakr team, to ask children specific questions to gauge how they feel about current issues.
“The results of our new year survey are very encouraging. The children who use Speakr come from a wide range of backgrounds and from across the country, so to see a widespread feeling of positivity is fantastic.”