The 'Ask the children' series makes kids' views available to the public and decision makers. Through this series we let people know what kids' views are about important areas of their lives.
ATC - I want to work
25 Jun 2009
We asked more than 1,500 children and young people aged 12-16 years about their experiences of work.
ATC - Children speak about being at school
25 Jun 2009
Children and young people speak about their experiences of school.
ATC - Kids speak out about mobile phones
04 Apr 2009
We asked more than 1,500 children and young people in Years 6 and 9 about how mobile phones fit into their lives.
ATC - Children and young people speak about the built environment
25 Jul 2008
The Commission spoke with 100 children and young people aged 4-18 years about what they want and need from their built environment.
ATC - Children and young people talk about health
20 Jun 2007
It's about "feeling good"! "I feel comfortable with who I am in this world and that in the end affects my health because I am happy." (female, 16).
ATC - Kids well-being
18 Apr 2007
The NSW Commission for Children and Young People and the Social Justice and Social Change Research Centre, University of Western Sydney asked 126 children and young people across New South Wales about what well-being means to them.
ATC - Children at work
20 Jun 2005
We surveyed 10,999 kids in Years 7 to 10 from 22 different schools in NSW. The kids answered questions their work, conditions, satisfaction and quality of life, injuries, harassment at work, and what they like and dislike about working.
ATC - Education
06 Jun 2005
Following the release of the NSW Department of Education and Training’s Futures Project document, Excellence and Innovation, we spoke with over 100 children and young people to get their ideas on ways to make school and TAFEs better for the future.
ATC - Young drivers
17 May 2005
We spoke with more than 130 young people around New South Wales (NSW) about their views on driving and road safety. This helped us develop our response to the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority’s discussion paper Improving safety for young drivers in early 2005.
ATC - Issues important to kids
27 Jul 2004
We asked 430 young people to identify issues important to them in four key areas of their lives – family, school, work and their local community.
ATC - Young people talk alcohol
04 Apr 2004
In the lead-up to the 2003 NSW Summit on Alcohol Abuse, we spoke with nearly 150 young people about their experiences with alcohol and sought their ideas on reducing alcohol-related harm to young people.
ATC - Immigration detention
04 Mar 2003
We spoke with the children as part of our submission to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity's Inquiry into children in immigration detention. All the children we spoke with have been recognised under Australian and international law as refugees. They spent an average of 140 days in detention during 2000 and 2001.
ATC - Kids talk about getting help
29 Oct 2002
In a joint initiative, the Commission and Kids Help Line interviewed 195 children and young people to find out whom they approach for support when they have problems, and the factors that encourage or deter them from seeking help.
ATC - Prescription and over the counter medications
07 Jan 2002
How do children and young people understand prescriptions and directions when medication is prescribed? What do they understand about the effects of over the counter medications? What about performance enhancing substances? How do they feel about their experiences with their doctor, pharmacist, teacher or their sports coach when taking medication?