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The overall shape of families hasn’t changed dramatically over the last ten years, with most households having two married parents. Young people are more likely to talk to their parents about things that matter to them most days, and to say they get on well with their parents. However, satisfaction with friendships has dropped and there has been an increase in reported bullying over the last decade. Young people spend less time in person with friends and are less likely to have a steady boyfriend/girlfriend. And loneliness is on the rise, with more young people saying they feel lonely sometimes.

1. Most young people are still growing up in households with married parents
2. More young people talk often to their parents, and say they get on very well with them
3. Young people spend less time out with friends, but that doesn’t mean they’re alone
4. Fewer young people are in steady romantic relationships
5. Young people's satisfaction with friendships has declined
6. More young people are becoming unhappy with friendships and family relationships
7. Young people are more likely to feel lonely sometimes, and struggle with those feelings
8. There's an increase in bullying but it's a complex picture

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