Oxford University Press declares ‘Anxiety’ as Children’s Word of the Year 2021
The Oxford University Press (OUP) has picked up ‘Anxiety’ as the Children’s Word of the Year 2021, based on their recent research.
The word was selected based on a survey conducted on around 8,000 children aged 7-14 from 85 schools in the United Kingdom, who were asked to choose the words they most often used while talking about health and wellbeing.
Apart from “anxiety” (21%), “Challenging” (19%), “isolate” (14%), “Wellbeing” (13%) and “resilience” (12%) were the children’s top five words.
In 2020, Coronavirus was the Children’s Word of the Year by OUP.
OUP is the university press of the University of Oxford, and the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.