Free space!?



Free space?

Children are the future of our world – but do we listen to them, their opinions and ideas enough? At this station, you’ll learn more about the special rights of children and can playfully experience what it means to see the world through children’s eyes.

Wall, back:

Children should be allowed to be who they are. They have the right to determine their own lives.

Janusz Korczak


Wall, front:

Children need to be heard and taken seriously. Seriously.

„Grown-ups think they know everything, just because they’re older.“

Children and adolescents are often treated unfairly just because they’re younger. They’re dependent on adults and have little say in our society. But they bring a lot of valuable perspectives and opinions that shouldn’t be overlooked. Adults need to remember that they were once children too!

But enough about the grown-ups. From now on, it’s all about kids and teenagers!

What does playing mean to you? Sure, playing is fun, but it’s also important for your development. While playing, you can relax, learn, and make friends. Children even have their own special right to play and leisure time!

How much time do you spend on your phone or computer? The amount of time you spend online has a huge impact. Some children want to use their cell phone more. Some think it would be better to spend less time on it.

The Internet has become an integral part of life today. How can we handle this? Have you got any ideas?


Table, left:

Did you know that as a child or adolescent, you have rights, just like adults? Yes, indeed; there are in fact children’s rights. They apply worldwide to all people under the age of 18. They are of particular importance because children and adolescents have different needs than adults.

Article 42 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that everyone should know these rights. Now, we just have to make sure everyone knows them and that we always stick to them!

– Which, unfortunately, is not always the way it happens.


Table, right:

„That is why, at the age of six, I gave up what might have been a magnificent career as a painter. I had been disheartened by the failure of my Drawing Number One and my Drawing Number Two. Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.“

Antoine de Saint Exupéry