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Engaging Children and Young People

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Engaging Children and Young People

This page is dedicated specifically to tools for children and young people.

Here you will find all of NAPCAN’s existing resources for children and young people in one place.

We will also include the most up to date information, surveys and resources from other organisations. This page will be updated regularly. If there are any resources you wish to see featured on this page, please contact us.

Watch the Sunrise segment about the importance of listening to children, featured as part of National Child Protection Week 2018:


Children and young people in the media

Hey kids! Have your say about the media and how they report on children and young people

NAPCAN's Media Guidelines

NAPCAN has written a set of guidelines for the treatment of children and young people in the media. If you have an interest in this topic, please take a look at the draft guidelines and let us know your thoughts. In particular, we’d love to include young people and media representatives in the conversation.

Activities for Children and Young People

Download the Children’s Voices Activity and National Child Protection Week colouring poster below

Key dates:

National Child Protection Week (1 – 7 September, 2019)

National Child Protection Week begins annually on Fathers’ Day each September and is an opportunity for government, business and community to come together to promote the safety and wellbeing of children. The week urges all Australians to ‘Play Your Part’ and emphasises that we all have a role to play in protecting children from harm – the little things we do every day can help to create safer environments for children.

Children’s Week (19 – 27 October, 2019)

Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia to coincide with Universal Children’s Day. Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right.

The Theme for 2019 is Article 24 – ‘Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy’.

Children’s Stories for Fathers’ Day!

Given that National Child Protection Week starts on Fathers’ Day, it’s also a great time to draw attention to the important role of men in the lives of children.

As part of National Child Protection Week 2018, we invited local children to send in a story about a positive male role model, and share the good advice and confidence he inspires.

The responses from children around Australia were inspiring and heart-warming and some were even published in local papers. Visit our Children’s Stories page to view some examples of the stories we received.