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Number one issue facing kids:

CensusAtSchool provides a snapshot of the typical student's issues & opinions
By Motherpedia
Date: September 24 2013
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Bullying is the biggest issue facing Aussie kids today.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released national data from its 2013 CensusAtSchool questionnaire, which asked students around Australia to submit real data about everyday interests and opinions on various environmental and social issues.

It shows reducing bullying in schools and having healthy eating habits are the two leading social issues highlighted by students across Australia.

Bullying at school has been the highest rated social issue, across Australia over the last four years, ABS assistant director of education services unit Frances Mawdsley said.

"Reducing bullying has been the social issue of highest importance to Australian students since 2010, with a peak level of importance recorded in 2012," she told WA Today.

"It has actually reduced across Australia in 2013, but still remains as the number one issue."

Environmental issues, such as conserving water continue to be a concern for the majority of students across all states and territories.

Visit Motherprss.com.au's kids section for video tips on how to deal with bullying

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