What is the Kids' Life and Times Survey?

All too often the opinions of children are ignored when decisions are made about many of the issues involving them.  Since 2008, the Kids' Life and Times (KLT) Survey has given children a voice and an opportunity to help influence policies that affect them.

KLT is an annual survey of all Primary 7 children in Northern Ireland covering what they think about school and other issues important to them. The majority of the children will be 11 years old when they participate in the survey and at the end of their primary school years.

By inviting respondents to suggest topics for the next year's survey, we make sure that the issues covered in KLT are relevant to the lives of children in Northern Ireland today.


The survey receives ethical approval from the School Ethics Committee of the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast

Click here to view the Privacy Notice for the 2023 Kids' Life and Times Survey.

KLT is a freely available resource for anyone interested in attitudes of people in Northern Ireland. There is no charge to use the statistics or data available on this website. However, we are always interested in how the findings are used, and so would be very grateful if you would let us know how you have used them.

Our contact details are available in the Contact us section.