Children "feel unsafe" in town centre and at school

By Dave Doyle | 08/06/2016 0 comments

Children 'feel unsafe' in town centre and at school

MORE than two thirds of young people are still shunning Rotherham town centre, according to a new survey, with just 16 per cent of visitors feeling safe there.

Just half of respondents to the 2015 Education Lifestyle survey say they feel safe at school, while only a third feel safe in their local communities and just a fifth on buses and trains.

The online questionnaire quizzed 3,110 pupils in Year 7 and Year 10 at 13 Rotherham secondary schools.

It found that just 31 per cent of Year 7 and Year 10 students visit Rotherham town centre at least once a week — the second fall in two years.

In 2014 that figure was almost half (40 per cent), while in 2013 it was just one third (34 per cent).

Do you feel safe in the town centre, at school and on public transport? Have your say below, or on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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