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your spare time...

Do you sometimes go to sports classes or sports clubs that are not connected to your school to do sport, gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, horse riding, chess and so on? Please tick one box only

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to cubs, brownies, scouts or guides, or Boys/Girls Brigades, or Woodcraft Folk?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to dance classes of any kind outside school?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to classes outside school to do drawing, painting, making pots or anything like that?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes have any music lessons, or sing in a choir or group outside school?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to any clubs connected with the Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to First Aid classes or classes run by St. John Ambulance or the Red Cross?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to the local playcentre or adventure playground?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to the local youth club?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes use the local public library?

1
Yes
2
No

During school holidays, do you sometimes go to a local summer holiday or play scheme?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you do any work for money after school on school days?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you do any work for money at weekends?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you do any work for money during the school holidays?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever been on your own to a drop-in centre or play worker to talk over any problems you might have had?

1
Yes
2
No
extra activities run by your school...

Do you sometimes go to a breakfast club before school starts?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

Do you sometimes go to a homework club?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

Do you sometimes go to an after school club?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

Do you sometimes stay on after school to play in a sports team or to play organised games?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

Do you sometimes stay on after school to play in a band or orchestra, or sing in a choir or group?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
other classes outside school...

Do you sometimes go to classes outside school to learn a language?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to classes for school work at the weekend?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you have a private tutor for any school lessons?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you sometimes go to classes connected with your religion or your culture?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you do anything else outside school that you'd like to tell me about?

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your life at home...

Do your parent/s set any limits on the kinds of TV programmes you can watch?

1
Yes
2
No
3
There is no TV at home

When you go out, do you tell your parent/s where you are going?

1
Always/ nearly always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

In the last few weeks, have you been out after nine o'clock at night without your parent/s knowing where you were?

1
Yes
2
No

Who usually chooses what you eat at home?

1
I do
2
Someone else does

Are your parent/s strict about making you do household chores? For example, washing up or tidying your bedroom.

1
Yes
2
No

Which statement best describes the way your parent/s check how you are doing at school?

1
They watch what I am doing very closely
2
They prefer me to be independent
about your health...

Have you ever been to see a dentist?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had to have fillings put in your teeth by a dentist?

1
Yes, more than one
2
Yes one
3
No

Do you ever smoke cigarettes?

1
Yes
2
No
IF YOUR ANSWER IS 'YES' AT 6(c):
qc_6_c == 1

How many cigarettes did you smoke in the last 7 days?

How many

Do any of your friends ever smoke cannabis?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you had an alcoholic drink in the last 4 weeks? Please include a whole drink not just a sip.

1
Yes
2
No

Do any of your friends ever use drugs like ecstasy, cocaine or crack?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you think that in the next 12 months, you might be tempted to use or try out any kind of illegal drug?

1
Yes
2
No
about school...

Do you want to leave school when you are 16, or do you plan to go on to sixth form or college?

1
Leave at 16
2
Sixth Form /College

How important is it to you to get good marks in your school work, exams or tests?

1
Not very important
2
Fairly important
3
Very important

Do you like most of your teachers?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

Do you think your teachers are always getting at you?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

Do you care what your teachers think about you?

1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

Is it OK to break a bad school rule?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you agree or disagree that a lot of teachers like ordering pupils about just to show who's in charge?

1
Agree
2
Disagree

In the last 12 months, have you ever skipped or bunked off school?

1
Yes
2
No
things that may have happened to you...

In the last 12 months, has anyone stolen or tried to steal something that belonged to you, even if you got it back later?

1
Yes
2
No

In the last 12 months, has anything of yours been damaged by vandals?

1
Yes
2
No

In the last 12 months, has anyone used force against you on purpose?

1
Yes
2
No

In the last 12 months, has anyone used a weapon like a knife against you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the last 12 months, has anyone threatened you in a way that actually frightened you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the last 12 months, has anyone bullied you in a way that frightened or upset you?

1
Yes
2
No
things you may have done...

Have you ever tried to avoid paying the correct fare when travelling on public transport?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever been noisy or rude in a public place so that people complained or got you into trouble?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever taken something from a shop without paying for it?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever bought a mobile phone that you knew or believed to be stolen?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever written things or sprayed paint on a building, fence or train or anywhere else where you shouldn't have?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever on purpose damaged anything in a public place that didn't belong to you, for example by burning, smashing or breaking things like cars, bus shelters and rubbish bins?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever picked on or bullied anyone?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever attacked, threatened or been rude to someone because of their skin colour, race or religion?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you ever carry a knife or other weapon for your own protection or in case you get into a fight?

1
Yes
2
No
the area where you live...

Do you enjoy living in this area?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you worry about being robbed or mugged on the street in this area?

1
Yes
2
No

Are you afraid to walk alone in this area after dark?

1
Yes
2
No

Are most people in this area friendly?

1
Yes
2
No

Which things, if any, do you think would most improve this area as a place for you to live?

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.
Please now put your questionnaire in the envelope and hand it to the interviewer (or your parent if the interviewer has left)
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your spare time...

Do you sometimes go to sports classes or sports clubs that are not connected to your school to do sport, gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, horse riding, chess and so on? Please tick one box only
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to cubs, brownies, scouts or guides, or Boys/Girls Brigades, or Woodcraft Folk?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to dance classes of any kind outside school?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to classes outside school to do drawing, painting, making pots or anything like that?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes have any music lessons, or sing in a choir or group outside school?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to any clubs connected with the Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to First Aid classes or classes run by St. John Ambulance or the Red Cross?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to the local playcentre or adventure playground?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to the local youth club?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes use the local public library?
1
Yes
2
No
During school holidays, do you sometimes go to a local summer holiday or play scheme?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you do any work for money after school on school days?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you do any work for money at weekends?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you do any work for money during the school holidays?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever been on your own to a drop-in centre or play worker to talk over any problems you might have had?
1
Yes
2
No

extra activities run by your school...

Do you sometimes go to a breakfast club before school starts?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
Do you sometimes go to a homework club?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
Do you sometimes go to an after school club?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
Do you sometimes stay on after school to play in a sports team or to play organised games?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
Do you sometimes stay on after school to play in a band or orchestra, or sing in a choir or group?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school

other classes outside school...

Do you sometimes go to classes outside school to learn a language?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to classes for school work at the weekend?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you have a private tutor for any school lessons?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you sometimes go to classes connected with your religion or your culture?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you do anything else outside school that you'd like to tell me about?
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your life at home...

Do your parent/s set any limits on the kinds of TV programmes you can watch?
1
Yes
2
No
3
There is no TV at home
When you go out, do you tell your parent/s where you are going?
1
Always/ nearly always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
In the last few weeks, have you been out after nine o'clock at night without your parent/s knowing where you were?
1
Yes
2
No
Who usually chooses what you eat at home?
1
I do
2
Someone else does
Are your parent/s strict about making you do household chores? For example, washing up or tidying your bedroom.
1
Yes
2
No
Which statement best describes the way your parent/s check how you are doing at school?
1
They watch what I am doing very closely
2
They prefer me to be independent

about your health...

Have you ever been to see a dentist?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had to have fillings put in your teeth by a dentist?
1
Yes, more than one
2
Yes one
3
No
Do you ever smoke cigarettes?
1
Yes
2
No
How many cigarettes did you smoke in the last 7 days?
How many
Do any of your friends ever smoke cannabis?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you had an alcoholic drink in the last 4 weeks? Please include a whole drink not just a sip.
1
Yes
2
No
Do any of your friends ever use drugs like ecstasy, cocaine or crack?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you think that in the next 12 months, you might be tempted to use or try out any kind of illegal drug?
1
Yes
2
No

about school...

Do you want to leave school when you are 16, or do you plan to go on to sixth form or college?
1
Leave at 16
2
Sixth Form /College
How important is it to you to get good marks in your school work, exams or tests?
1
Not very important
2
Fairly important
3
Very important
Do you like most of your teachers?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
Do you think your teachers are always getting at you?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
Do you care what your teachers think about you?
1
Yes
2
No
3
I'm not at school
Is it OK to break a bad school rule?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you agree or disagree that a lot of teachers like ordering pupils about just to show who's in charge?
1
Agree
2
Disagree
In the last 12 months, have you ever skipped or bunked off school?
1
Yes
2
No

things that may have happened to you...

In the last 12 months, has anyone stolen or tried to steal something that belonged to you, even if you got it back later?
1
Yes
2
No
In the last 12 months, has anything of yours been damaged by vandals?
1
Yes
2
No
In the last 12 months, has anyone used force against you on purpose?
1
Yes
2
No
In the last 12 months, has anyone used a weapon like a knife against you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the last 12 months, has anyone threatened you in a way that actually frightened you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the last 12 months, has anyone bullied you in a way that frightened or upset you?
1
Yes
2
No

things you may have done...

Have you ever tried to avoid paying the correct fare when travelling on public transport?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever been noisy or rude in a public place so that people complained or got you into trouble?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever taken something from a shop without paying for it?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever bought a mobile phone that you knew or believed to be stolen?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever written things or sprayed paint on a building, fence or train or anywhere else where you shouldn't have?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever on purpose damaged anything in a public place that didn't belong to you, for example by burning, smashing or breaking things like cars, bus shelters and rubbish bins?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever picked on or bullied anyone?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever attacked, threatened or been rude to someone because of their skin colour, race or religion?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you ever carry a knife or other weapon for your own protection or in case you get into a fight?
1
Yes
2
No

the area where you live...

Do you enjoy living in this area?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you worry about being robbed or mugged on the street in this area?
1
Yes
2
No
Are you afraid to walk alone in this area after dark?
1
Yes
2
No
Are most people in this area friendly?
1
Yes
2
No
Which things, if any, do you think would most improve this area as a place for you to live?
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.
Please now put your questionnaire in the envelope and hand it to the interviewer (or your parent if the interviewer has left)
Name

MCS Age 3 Older Sibling Self-Completion