Happened across this research a few years ago, but didn’t make a note of it. Happily it just popped courtesy of this piece on Strange Maps. The post takes its lead from a lamenting Daily Mail article back in 2007.
The picture above is a hand drawn map from some research conducted for the Rowntree Foundation. Featured in the Guardian in 2008 the map was used to help understand how young people in the UK understand territory
As part of the study, researchers spoke to children across the country and asked them to draw a map of their neighbourhood, marking where they feel safe or afraid, and the boundaries they would or would not cross.