BBC News is carrying a piece about how children are reluctant to seek help for mental or emotional distress, and would rather search for help online rather than approach a teacher or GP.
Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield says children do not have the confidence to go to the doctor with mental health issues.
A small survey of youngsters suggests 62% have done a general internet search on issues such as depression.
The government said it was promoting greater use of counsellors in schools.
Ms Longfield said: “Every child knows if they are unwell with a stomach ache or hurt their leg, they go to the doctor or school nurse.
“Unfortunately they don’t have that confidence when it comes to mental health. It is a rather desperate state of affairs when they would prefer to roam around the internet or ask a friend the same age for help first.
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