‘Worried’ children

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A new study has found that there is a worrying level of a sense of disconnection being felt by our 10 to 14 year olds…just at a critical stage for school transition and engagement. 

Academics have called on the federal government to appoint a children’s minister and an independent commissioner for children following the release of a report which found 10- to 14-year-olds believe adults don’t care about their views and opinions.

The report, `Children’s Fears, Hopes and Heroes: Modern Childhood in Australia,’ found a growing number of children feel disconnected from society and adults show little respect for children’s opinions.

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You can also download a copy of a report entitled “Every child needs a hero” by clicking here

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