Article 12 - Respect for the views of the child
Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.
In some stories children’s views are ignored. What would you say to Bernard’s parents if you had the chance?
Can you think of any stories or films in which children’s voices are really listened to and it makes a difference?
Find out about a child or young person who made sure their voice was heard. You could choose Malala Yousafzai or Greta Thunberg or see if you can find out about somebody less well known. You could create a fact file or a poster showing their efforts and work.
Spend a few minutes thinking about these questions.