Be part of the Community is Everything campaign

Every kid deserves to enjoy the freedom of childhood, surrounded by their family and community. They should be #FreeToBeKids.

But right now, kids as young as 10 are being locked up around Australia.

We’re collecting stories from the Amnesty community to help us get the message out that no child should be behind bars. Real stories will help us convince decision-makers to raise the age at which a child can be locked up, and support alternatives to children’s prison.

So, if you’ve got kids between 10 and 13 years old who’d like to take part in our video, we’d love to hear from you. Here’s what you’ll need to do to get involved.

Please send us your videos before 1 July so we can use them to raise end the overrepresentation of Indigenous kids in prison.

Step 1: Sign up!

Sign up to let us know you're keen to take part.

 

Step 2: Check out our guides for filming

We’d love to see unscripted, genuine, funny and poignant responses from your kids. Find out more about the issue here and read on for more information on what we’re looking for and tips on how to film.

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Step 3: Time to film!

Film your child at home – or any location that’s quiet – using a video camera or even your smartphone. When you’ve finished filming and you and your child are happy with the finish product, submit it to us using the form below.*

*If your file is too large and won’t send (usually anything over five minutes), email it using WeTransfer to activism@amnesty.org.au.

 

What questions should I ask?

What equipment do I need?

How do I set up?

How do I film?