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Emirati children say they feel neglected

DUBAI // A survey of local children found more than two fifths believed they had been neglected by their families.

The survey in Sharjah asked 193 Emirati pupils aged 11 and 12 what they thought was their exposure to various types of abuse.

The most significant finding was that more than 40 per cent said that they felt neglected, said the researcher Ahmad Alomosh, professor of applied sociology at the University of Sharjah.

But Dr Muhammad Tahir, the head of psychiatry at Health Call Clinic in Dubai, said it was important to remember that the survey gathered children’s impressions.

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