At the ISPCC National Children's Forum young people get the chance to have their say.

The second annual Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) Children's Forum, entitled Look Who's Talking takes place at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). The forum is attended by around 500 children and young people from all over Ireland, between the ages of 3 and 18 years old.

The delegates are eager to discuss issues ranging from peace in Northern Ireland to school. They also have strong views on the crime and the drug scene.

They’re really ruining the world and everything and it’s making people really nervous to go out sometimes.

Simon Brennan from Dublin is very concerned about the availability of illegal drugs in his area,

I’ve been offered drugs like, a million times like, just walking up and down my road.

The four main themes of the forum are: How can adults listen better to children? How should adults treat children and young people? What would children and young people do if they ran the government? How can children contribute to peace?

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 July 1996. The reporter is Carole Coleman.