Kids' Life and Times

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. The Kids’ Life and Times survey gives children a voice and an opportunity to help influence policies that affect them.

Kids’ Life and Times is an annual survey of all Primary 7 children in Northern Ireland covering what they think about school and other issues important to children today. The survey began in 2008 and by inviting respondents to suggest topics for the next year's survey, we make sure that the issues covered are relevant to the lives of children in Northern Ireland today. Kids' Life and Times is carried out online in schools and the results of the surveys are available here.

The 2018 KLT survey results are available now. Missed the launch event? You can watch it here.

Topics in 2018 included Wellbeing, Citizenship, Brexit, School Bullying and Shared Education.

For all results and publications, click here.


Latest publications using the 2018 KLT survey results

Citizenship practices and political literacy in young people. Research Update 129 by Alan Smith, Una O'Connor, Jessica Bates and Matthew Milliken

NI risks being left behind because children are not required to learn a second language, Article by Ian Collen in the Conversation

What do 11 year olds think about Brexit?, Article by Katrina Lloyd in the Conversation



Click here to find out more about Kids' Life and Times. This site is divided into two sections, one for children and ond one for adults. Use the links below to visit the sections

Link to children's section of KLT
Link to adults section of KLT


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