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.
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.
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
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