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2016

2016

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2015

2015

By 2015, all of you had reached your 14th birthday.
11,519 of you took part in the Age 14 Survey

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2014

2014

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2013

2013

2012

2012

By 2012, all of you had reached your 11th birthday. 13,469 of you took part in the Age 11 Survey

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What we discovered at Age 11

More than half of you said you were completely happy with your lives. Find out more about what we've learned about happiness and aspirations.

3 in 5 of you were looking forward to secondary school.

Nearly 3 quarters of you saw your friends outside of school at least on a week, and a quarter of you exchanged messages with friends on the internet most days.

Find out more about the Age 11 Survey

2011

2011

2010

2010

2009

2009

2008

2008

By 2008, all of you had reached your 7th birthday.
14,042 of you took part in the Age 7 Survey

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What we discovered at Age 7

1 in 10 of you had your own mobile phone by age 7.

Half of you had a TV in your bedroom.

8 in 10 of you were able to get onto the internet at
home and used it regularly.

Most of you really liked PE.

Nearly 7 in 10 girls liked reading a lot compared to around 5 in 10 boys.

Find out more about the Age 7 Survey

2007

2007

2006

2006

By 2006, all of you had reached your 5th birthday.
15,459 of you took part Age 5 Survey

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What we discovered at Age 5

You started primary school.
Find out more about what we've learned about your education.

9 in 10 of you enjoyed going to school most or all of the time.

Most of you were in bed between 7 to 8 o'clock on a school night.

7 in 10 of you saw a grandparent at least once a week, and half saw other family, like aunts and uncles, just as often.

Find out more about what we've learned about the importance of family.

Child of the New Century finds children who had grown up in poverty were already behind other pupils when they started school. The government uses this learning in their policies to help disadvantaged families give their children the best start in life.

Find out more about the Age 5 Survey

2005

2005

YouTube was launched, changing the way we look for information.
Today the video sharing site is the world's second largest search engine.

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2004

2004

By 2004, all of you had reached your 3rd birthday.
15,808 of you took part in the Age 3 Survey

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What we discovered at Age 3

Pretty much all of you watched TV or videos at age 3 - only 1% never did.

Nearly all of your parents read to you, and most of you were learning things like counting, ABCs, songs, painting, drawing, sports and dance at home.

Child of the New Century finds that nearly 1 in 4 children are overweight, prompting politicians and healthcare workers to rethink how they help young people stay at a healthy weight.

Child of the New Century helps make the case for the importance of preschool programmes, like Sure Start.

A third of you had moved homes by the time you were 3. Find out more about what we've learned about your neighbourhoods.

Find out more about the Age 3 Survey

2003

2003

2002

2002

2000 - 2001

2000 - 2001

The first Child of the New Century survey was carried out
when you were 9 months. 18,818 of you took part.

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What we discovered at age 9 months

4 out of 5 dads were in the room when their baby was born, and more than half changed nappies at least once a day.

A third of you fussed before bedtime and woke up during the night, and unsurprisingly half of mums said they were tired most of the time.

Almost 50% of mums and 91% of dads were working when their baby was 9-10 months old.

The NHS and others start using findings from Child of the New Century in the advice they give to new mums about breastfeeding. Find out more about what we've learned about pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The NHS and others use learning from Child of the New Century to make sure children from all types of backgrounds get the vaccinations they need.

Find out more about the 9 Months Survey

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