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Posted by SALVE (Questions: 22, Answers: 10)
Asked on August 3, 2016 4:10 pm
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yes, reason its good to let them think for themselves and we just guide them instead of us dectating
(Hamidad(Uganda) at August 8, 2016 2:52 pm)
yes, because they have the right to speak and also share their opinions. sometimes they have the brilliant ideals so they should not be despised.
(Saleh.H(Uganda) at August 8, 2016 3:24 pm)
Can we ever have a fair world? I think you are dreaming if you think yes. The world is unfair – it’s survival of the fittest and it’s who shouts loudest. So young people will always get shouted down
(Darren (UK) at August 16, 2016 7:26 am)
What one person thinks is fair, another might not…however, in an ideal world I think the world would be fairer but only if the children have been given simple (according to their age), unbiased information about what is being asked of them. I do think life experience and age plays a huge part in good decision making and making things more equal.
(Hannah at August 21, 2016 5:33 pm)
Yes, children express what they truly feel and should therefore be listened to.
(Judith (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:16 am)
Yes, it would be fairer if we listened to children because their problems can be solved in that way
(okware( uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:06 am)
its good to listen to children because they are the roots of the nation and leaders of tomorrow
(Ivan (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:08 am)
Yes, it would be fairer because children are the generation of tomorrow. this means that if they are not listened too,chances are that we might not have a better tomorrow.
(waiswa sulaiman( uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:11 am)
children are the future generation of tomorrow so it is important to listen from them
(Ivan (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:14 am)
It would be fairer 100% because failure to listen to the children,then chances are that they hate thmselves hence going to streets
(kimera sirajji( uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:19 am)
yes, it would fairer because sometimes children have problems and if not answered, them they would feel ignored in the society
(kimera sirajji( uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:24 am)
Children have important ideas and therefore the world should listen to them
(Ivan (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:25 am)
children also feel that they are not ignored in community and so the sense of togethrrness and respect is developed with in them
(okware james( uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:31 am)
It is good to listen to children because it limits them from going to streets,taking drugs,and getting bad peer groups
(Alex (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:31 am)
I guess it is not survival for the fittest but understanding children’s character, feelings and interest and your well being and onus towards them
(Solomon (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:35 am)
yes; children are the judges of tomorrow
(Ivan (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:39 am)
I think listening to children helps in building their relationship in home and communities and sharpening their reasoning capacity.
(Emma(UGANDA) at August 25, 2016 11:41 am)
Because children are development idaes
(Ivan (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:43 am)
Yes, listening to children help their parents make good plans for their children according to their needs or expression,
(Emma(UGANDA) at August 25, 2016 11:51 am)
As we get to listen to children it helps so much to understand the voices and demands of children in all stages in life because we like it or not we all were once children and were being listened too..
(Waiswa(UGANDA) at August 25, 2016 11:57 am)
Listening to children helps them to open up and respect each other because of the sense of hummer they have to each other..
(James (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:24 pm)
Yes. Children can be so open minded and creative. They have excellent ideas and I love learning from them. They should be leaving schools as question marks, not full stops.
(Kat at August 25, 2016 12:31 pm)
Yes absolutely. Children should be a part of the conversation when deciding on development initiatives that will affect thier futures. Consultative and collaborative development, including with children, is the way forward!
(Team Kenya at August 25, 2016 1:26 pm)
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People say we learn the most when we’re interested in something. So, should children have a say in what they learn at school?
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Posted by Anna, UK (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 12:54 pm
I think we all need the same basic knowledge and only when you are older you can choose the subjects. If you let children choose from young wont they pick all the fun things like art and music and leave off the difficult subjects and yet they need them like maths
(Emmy (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 1:11 pm)
education will be more equal when our society is more equal. Watch kids socialize. How equal is that?
(Tahiya at August 25, 2016 2:09 pm)
high school students should choose what courses they take for a grade and what courses they take pass-fail
(Tahiya at August 25, 2016 2:14 pm)
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Posted by Anonymous (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 12:53 pm
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We have friends from all over the world joining the debate – Wow!
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Posted by Anonymous (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 12:26 pm
Cool
(Emmy (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:31 pm)
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If you look at the world from the view of a child and make the world how they want it, I do believe this world would be fairer. This is because children have a more innocent view of the world and aren’t looking to just make it better for themselves. It is only as they grow older that they will understand that the world will forever be unfair
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Posted by Henry, UK (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 12:26 pm
It depends on your life – not every child has an innocent one
(Emmy (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:32 pm)
I agree but do you think as adults, we tend to romanticise the concept of childhood and innocence of children? In some ways, children are inherently selfish because they are yet to understand the importance of socialism and equality.
(Ellie (UK) at August 25, 2016 12:45 pm)
not all kids are selfish please
(Emmy (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:57 pm)
Are they? In the last Inequality Questions debate, one child mentioned how he would not steal from his friend because then his friend wouldn’t have a pen. Like with adults, I think some children are selfish and others are inherently empathetic
(Anna, UK at August 25, 2016 1:01 pm)
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All voices are important and everyone deserves the right to be listened to, no matter what age, sex, nationality or background
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Posted by Olivia (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 12:11 pm
but we dont all get our rights do we? how do we turn ideas into actions?
(Mr cool kenya at August 25, 2016 12:22 pm)
Yes, it would be better for children’s answers are always either black or white they are not so much influenced by outside factors like relationships and the many other factors that influence leaders in decision making there answers are always striaght forward and if we give them a chance to participate in decision making then we will have a better world to live in.
(moreen @ SALVE international at August 25, 2016 12:25 pm)
I dont think children answers are perfect though moreen
(Mr cool kenya at August 25, 2016 12:32 pm)
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We live with war here which never stops – do you think it would be there if they listened to the children? I am tired of the fighting
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Posted by Noora (Iraq) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 12:03 pm
children also like to fight
(Mr cool kenya at August 25, 2016 12:37 pm)
seriously we can’t have war at all if we listened to children. Thanks
(Sam (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:46 pm)
Nobody ever really wins a battle Nobody ever really wins a war It doesn’t even really matter What it is that they’re fighting for In truth nobody ever really wins An argument or row Especially the latter However hard they shout But everyone succeeds from a friendly deed A hug, a kiss, a smile For these are the things that make hearts sing And make it all worthwhile.
(Luke at August 25, 2016 1:08 pm)
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One child currently living on the streets of Jinja say, “I live with my father only in the house, he drinks a lot and comes back home and disturbs my sleep to open for him. When I told him one day out of love that dad come back early today, he just got a can a bit me and I also decided to leave home”. If you’re to think, where would that child be by now if the father listened to him? Listening to children is very important
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Posted by Sam (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 12:03 pm
Yes, that’s very true. But there are also occasions where children make bad decisions and act against the good advice of their parents. Should there not be mutual respect for each other in the family home?
(Ellie (UK) at August 25, 2016 12:17 pm)
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What’s the voting age in Uganda? Do you think it should be lower?
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Posted by Anna (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 11:55 am
It’s 18 in the UK and Uganda – it’s 16 Brazil and Cuba – it’s 17 in Ethiopia and Indonesia – It’s 21 in Malaysia and Singapore …
(Nicola (UK) at August 25, 2016 12:42 pm)
I think 16 should be the age of voting for every country
(Emmy (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:47 pm)
If we listen to children, should we raise their opinions in Parliament, schools, court and other institutions?
(Anonymous at August 25, 2016 2:11 pm)
We see this happen more and more in different ways. Particularly proud of @UKYP UK’s youth parliament.
(Andrew Fleming at August 25, 2016 2:11 pm)
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The father cuts down a tree for charcoal, the son needs shade for playing in. Who has the best idea to sustain the future? Let’s listen to children and we’ll have a future that we all desire for them
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Posted by Sam (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 11:49 am
is there a way to have both man
(Mr cool kenya at August 25, 2016 12:36 pm)
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The world would be a better place because children are good and important members of society
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Posted by Mike (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 11:39 am
Children are always protective and wish good for people around them in case they are listened to
(Yamima (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:41 am)
Yes, but children can also be naive to the world. They wish good but they do not yet understand the complexities of life which may require tough decision making, which can only be made by adults.
(Craig (Ireland) at August 25, 2016 11:49 am)
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Yes children sometimes have problems but if the world listens to them they can be helped
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Posted by Faizo (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 11:35 am
When children r listened to they become free. Elders open up and respect them!
(Yasin (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:37 am)
If we listen to children with different talents – the talents can be identified and improved!
(Isa (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:38 am)
Wow. Thank you Faizal. Good answer
(Sam (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:51 am)
All the best
(Pushparath (India) at August 25, 2016 12:19 pm)
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I believe listening is one of the greatest skills in life, irrespective of age
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Posted by Andrew Fleming (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 11:35 am
At what age does a baby start listening and talking?
(Emmy (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:49 pm)
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When it comes to being supported by an NGO like SALVE, children have great insight in to what they need, and what works best for them. It’s vital that organisations who support children listen to what they have to say, and tailor their programmes to achieving children’s real hopes and aspirations, like SALVE does. Otherwise, you end up with a “one size fits all” approach that won’t work for anyone!
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Posted by Sian (UK) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 11:18 am
So if a child says I need a swimming pool – should you build me one?
(Emmy (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:24 am)
Maybe! Or better still, we should find out why you want a swimming pool – is it because you want to have fun, to keep fit, or to cool off? There are other ways to do these things without a swimming pool! Listening to children doesn’t mean giving them whatever they want – it’s about finding ways to help them achieve what they want to achieve in life. A swimming pool (probably) won’t do this!
(Sian (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:30 am)
If a child asks for a swimming pool and it is an unreasonable request, then it is fair to say ’no’. But the child requesting the swimming pool should still be listened to and their request should be considered. I don’t think the outcomes matter too much, so long as the child feels they have been respected and listened to.
(ELLIE (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:34 am)
A good point Emmy. I think it is important to understand what the child needs and why and what we are ultimately trying to achieve – so we can find solutions that are within our reach. Otherwise we might set unreasonable expectations and may not be able to meet them.
(Emma (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:34 am)
I completely agree Sam and Ellie! Managing expectations is an important part of supporting children.
(Sian (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:38 am)
Children have a decision to make – when they decide to open up to an adult or to anyone we trust we should listen to them. By listening to their ideas and supporting them (when appropriate) we are helping them to become more resilient
(Alfred (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:17 pm)
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Children hold their future in mind. The elderly mind about wealth for today and their ideas are about how they can deplete every resources they come across. Give an example of our politicians. They make sure they use all attain all wealth not thinking about the lives of tomorrow. I think children would give us an answer to how the little resources should be used to utilised to benefit both the current generation and the future
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Posted by Sam (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 25, 2016 10:37 am
I don;t know Sam some young people are also very focussed on wealth – I don’t think age determines that but whether or not you are the kind of person that thinks of others as well as yourself.
(Emily (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:16 am)
yes
(jimmy(ug) at August 25, 2016 11:55 am)
Undoubtedly this is right – but nobody has a monopoly on knowledge, wisdom and ideas to make our world better.
(Andrew Fleming at August 25, 2016 2:12 pm)
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“The world could be fair if adults listened to us – it helps me to have my rights as a child.” What do you think? Can children have their rights if they are not being listened to? What does being listened to mean?
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Posted by Tiff (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 24, 2016 4:08 pm
Adults do often listen to children. But there’s a difference between listening and acting upon what they hear. We can listen to everyone but should we really act upon everyone’s opinions?
(Anna (UK) at August 24, 2016 4:09 pm)
Say, for example, we listen to 14 year old’s opinions that they should only have school one day per week. Once this is put into place, children may realise that, actually, they would prefer to be in school making friends rather than doing nothing. However, the decision could go a different way and result in an under educated population. Opinions need to be informed before we listen to them
(Anna (UK) at August 24, 2016 4:09 pm)
I think this is a great debate topic and child rights should be taken with a high merit in a way that adults can safeguard. It should also include adolescent as a recognized period of development with recognized rights in governance and democracy to participate in.
(Jill (Canada) at August 25, 2016 8:11 am)
Being listened to means that your views have been heard and acknowledged – not that you get to make the decisions every time. If we don’t listen to children then it can be easy to take action that you think is in the child’s best interest but in fact isn’t what they want at all. Discussion and conversation is the glue that holds us all together in a successful society
(Nicola (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:15 am)
I agree, it is important for adolescents to feel they are able to interact with adults and society around them. It stifles a child’s creativity if we do not give them space to express their ideas. I do not think this means adults are obligated to then do what children request, but we should give their ideas fair consideration.
(Ellie (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:23 am)
Children have a really unique view of the world. Children’s opinions can help to shape projects, ideas and beliefs into something much more well-rounded and considered. Neglecting children’s voices would be detrimental to any activity.
(Aimee (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:34 am)
Communication and clear dialogue will not only help the child to feel a part of the decisions made, but also allow them to understand how we make decisions. It is important for children to understand why we don’t do things, as much as why we do do them.
(Emma (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:36 am)
Good Anna but i think when it comes to acting to opinions it is good to give guidance before we act…
(Anonymous at August 25, 2016 11:59 am)
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unless we all live by responsibility our fellow ugandans are to suffer “parents,relatives & community it’s your task for Ug have street kids no more”
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Posted by Eric (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 24, 2016 3:32 pm
Do you think Uganda would have less children living on the streets if we listened to them more?
(Anonymous at August 24, 2016 3:32 pm)
yes if we listen to children voice there could be less children on streets
(alex(UGANDA) at August 25, 2016 11:08 am)
Yes, but besides listening to the children, we should create awareness about children’s wrights
(Emma(UGANDA) at August 25, 2016 11:12 am)
Yes, the young people are the future generation
(Emma(UGANDA) at August 25, 2016 11:14 am)
Absolutely. No one knows more about their lives, circumstances and the future support needed than the children themselves.
(ELLIE (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:27 am)
yes,of course. The number of street children would reduce
(waiswa(uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:34 am)
If the children r not listened to there r higher chances of the children going to the streets because no z listening to their problems
(Isa (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 11:36 am)
How could we use children’s voices to stop there being so many children on the street?
(Emma (UK) at August 25, 2016 11:37 am)
Many of the children are homeless because they get dangers from the adults but they are innocent in most cases. So to limit this give the opportunity to lsiten to them.
(Beatrice (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:00 pm)
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It’s better to listen to adults because they know better.
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Posted by Marvin (Aged 11 - Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 23, 2016 10:39 am
Yes, it’s better to listen to adults because they are the ones that can help the younger ones around.
(Marvin (Aged 11 - Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:39 am)
Not necessarily. I believe that each child knows themselves better than any adult could. It is also not true that every adult has more life experience than a child. A child on the street may have much more life experience than someone older than them.
(Ellie (UK) at August 23, 2016 10:46 am)
It’s better to listen to children because they understand well the problems they face.
(Flavia (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:47 am)
Yes but it’s better to listen to adults because the children will know that they are going to be helped
(Janat (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:48 am)
Age is a hard thing to use as an accurate measure of life experience, as Ellie mentioned there are children with the personality, background and vast most experience than some adults out there. I believe that most adults, especially related to the child, do have their best intentions in mind but that doesn’t mean it is always the right decision for them.
(Jill at August 25, 2016 7:56 am)
no brother Marvin, if it would be that way you would not even accessed a phone or a laptop for this debate because you would be denied your wright.
(Emma(UGANDA) at August 25, 2016 11:23 am)
Children should be listened to because they contribute a greater number of the population in every society
(Solo (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:00 pm)
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Yes, the world would be fairer if we listened to children for 4 reasons: 1) It is a basic human right 2) If we listen to children, we can learn about their mindset 3) Listening to children will increase their confidence and creativity 4) Listening to children builds a proper relationship and understanding.
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Posted by Paul (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 23, 2016 10:31 am
Well stated Paul. I think these are important points you raise about children. I think the tricky part is integrating it with what is currently in place in cultures and societies that have been dominated by adult thought. There a TED talk that speaks directly to these points called ”What adults can learn from kids.” https://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak?language=en
(Jill at August 25, 2016 7:58 am)
Children become the aiders and helpers of all of us tomorrow as we grow old and aging. The world might not be fairer but instead be more excellent to listen to them
(Solomon (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 12:02 pm)
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On the negative side, if you listen to a child too often, they may take advantage. If you take their ideas because you don’t want to hurt their feelings, then you may end up raising a child who has the wrong ideas about life.
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Posted by Judith (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 23, 2016 10:21 am
Listening to children doesn’t mean that you will put in action all what they say. It is just that you will need to say to them how important is their ideas and copy the good ideas they have given you and put them into action. This is because even us as adults, we sometimes make wrong ideas and it is not that if we are listened to, all our ideas are implemented
(Sam (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 10:13 am)
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Equality for all avoids competition.
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Posted by Monifah (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 23, 2016 10:15 am
Hey Monifar, don’t you think competition is important?
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Yes, I think that listening to children more would make the world a fairer place since children’s ideas can be just as creative and interesting as adults (sometimes even more so). Therefore, they may have better and more current solutions to the issues of today and tomorrow.
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Posted by Lucy (UK) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 23, 2016 10:03 am
We should listen to children but with a critical ear as they do not have a fully round understanding of the world and its complexities yet.
(Steve (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:07 am)
We should listen to children because we are the world of tomorrow. It would not be fair if you don’t listen to Nasul, sharing ideas with him will help you to get his ideas or thoughts than thinking for him. You may think for huim and you have different ideas so listening to me would be much better and would bring development faster.
(Nasul (Aged 15, Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:08 am)
Children are the future and therefore should be listened to and heard. In order to be fair, people need to be treated equally and children should be included in this treatment.
(Shay at August 23, 2016 10:27 am)
Yes, the future of the world lies with children: the next generation.
(Phillip at August 23, 2016 10:28 am)
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I also feel good when the world hears my voice because I feel happy. I feel justice and finally my esteem rises high. I feel bad when my voice is not heard
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Posted by Okuth (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 23, 2016 9:57 am
Yes, it would be fairer and good because it helps me to be more easier with myself to open up and express my feelings and thoughts.
(Tiff (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:02 am)
Yes, it would be fairer as I would be able to speak about my problems and find a solution.
(Emma (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:22 am)
yes, younger children should be listened to so we can advise and help them.
(Brian (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:33 am)
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What about if we listened to the elderly more?
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Posted by Anna (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 16, 2016 11:57 am
It’s fairer to listen to children more because some adults are quite greedy so they may reserve some things for themselves.
(Lucia at August 23, 2016 10:10 am)
It’s good to listen to children but also adults because they are the ones who help the children.
(Geraldine (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:37 am)
Haha. Anna. I think it is good to listen to both. Because, listening to elderly makes you to know about history and will help you to choose What and how the future should look like. So after children listening to history from the elderly, we need to listen to their ideas for the future. Do I make any sense
(Sam at August 25, 2016 10:23 am)
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I’d say giving children a vote and a voice would help make the world a fairer place
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Posted by Trustee, S.A.L.V.E (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 16, 2016 11:46 am
The world would be a fairer place if we listened to children because everyone deserves to have their voice heard no matter their age. However, I first believe children should have their right to education fulfilled so they can understand the complexities of the world more fully in order to make more informed decisions, opinions and thoughts.
(Helen (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:01 am)
Yes, it is important to listen to kids so they can tell you the advantages of going to school. Children also have ideas that can help make a difference so children should be listened to because they can tell you or help in a venture.
(Dennis (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:25 am)
It is good to listen to kids because they will tell you whether they want to go to school.
(Moses (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:26 am)
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This is tough. I do think that THEIR world would be fairer if they were given the opportunity to present a view. But to take that a giant step further, and give the vote to children – in the wider politicial or public sphere – does not sit so comfortably for me. Children should have an active voice in things immediately within their world – education, social challenges, threats to their wellbeing.
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Posted by Haz (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 16, 2016 6:35 am
Yes, children should be listened to since they are future adults. Their opinions will influence the world they will live in and therefore, their voices are important. However, children can be naïve and lack the capacity to make informed decisions that will benefit them in the long term. Rather, they are likely to make decisions that bring them immediate happiness.
(Vik (UK) at August 23, 2016 10:06 am)
Children may not have developed enough to understand their problems. At these times, adults need to make the decisions rather than listening to children.
(Masul (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:18 am)
I agree that adults should make the decisions a lot of the time as they understand complexities of problems BUT I think adults should still listen to the children to understand how they feel which could influence decision making.
(Helen (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:19 am)
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The next Einstein could be living on the streets right now missing out on education – that’s why we have to listen to young people and make sure they get all their rights
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The only way we will achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals is if children and young people are part of the solution
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Answered on August 15, 2016 9:28 am
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If we should listen to children more, should we allow them to vote?
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Posted by Anna Kerby (UK) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 15, 2016 9:27 am
Since adults seem to do such a bad job of voting maybe its a good idea – but I don’t think it will happen
(Darren (UK) at August 16, 2016 7:30 am)
I believe children should be able to participate in democracy, since they inhabit the world as much as we do. However if this were the case, it would concern me that children may be exploited for political gain. Sadly, it is probably safer to leave children out of the political arena.
(Ellie (UK) at August 24, 2016 3:23 pm)
Darren, do you think we should lower the voting age?
(Anna at August 25, 2016 11:54 am)
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When you let girls lead, they inspire the world. When girls can go to school, get a job, and pursue unlimited opportunity, that’s when a country can realise its full potential
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Posted by Girl Up (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 12, 2016 3:17 pm
What about the boys? Don’t they deserve a space too?
(Henry (Uganda) at August 16, 2016 7:24 am)
Are girls better at making some decisions than boys and boys better at some than girls? Should we divide up who makes which decisions?
(Anna at August 25, 2016 11:44 am)
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We would be doing our youngest generation an injustice if we didn’t listen to them
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Posted by One Young World, UK (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 12, 2016 3:16 pm
If you listen do you then have to act on what you heard? What if what you heard wasn’t good?
(Henry (Uganda) at August 16, 2016 7:24 am)
It’s good the world listens to us because whatever we request to be provided to us, chances become high to be taken to school. We also find that our rights are being administrated well.
(Aderi (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:11 am)
It’s good to listen to children because whatever I want is being heard. And it’s not fair in case I want to go and school and an adult refuses me by not meeting their responsibility.
(Haminsi (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:14 am)
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The world would be fairer if we listened to everyone, but I don’t know if that would change anything. even if we listen to everyone, who’s opinions do we act upon? How do we make that fair?   It it would be great if we listened to children more, but I think some decisions have to be left to adults.
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Posted by Anna (Questions: 0, Answers: 1852)
Answered on August 11, 2016 10:51 am
It’s crazy not to advocate for child’s rights because it does not give opportunities to children to uplift their life well.
(Richard (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:13 am)
It’s fairer to listen to children because all the laws and policies are made by adults so it’s the only way they have their say.
(Shabri (Uganda) at August 23, 2016 10:36 am)
When I was growing up, I used to think about how my parents treated us. I wish they had listened to how I thought our family should be, they would have loved their children and their children would have loved them more than ever. Children have ideas that are unbelievable, it is a matter of giving in your heart and time to listen and try out what they are saying. It starts with you as a dad and mum.
(Sam (Uganda) at August 25, 2016 10:03 am)
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Would the world be fairer if we listened to children more? What do you think?

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Posted by SALVE (Questions: 22, Answers: 10)
Answered on August 3, 2016 4:24 pm
No because others would be left out as we heard the children
(boy (Uganda) at August 16, 2016 7:23 am)
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