Updated 01 November 2002, 19.59
The government's thinking about fining people for dropping litter. If you ask most adults, they'll probably tell you that kids are the worst offenders!
What do you think? Is this unfair, just another example of adults blaming kids for things they haven't done?
Or do you admit that you're not the most tidy group around?
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The boys at my school always throw their litter on the floor, but the girls all put it in the bin, so I think the boys are the worst....EVER!
Victoria, 11, Glasgow
Littering is a bad habit, but I must admit I always throw my litter on the ground and not the trash can! But I see many adults dropping litter.
Nicole, 15, Yeovil
I put litter in the bin myself, but you can see why the adults blame us for it the whole time. I'm not taking their side or anything, but think about all the people who do litter and don't care about the consequences. Adults are making a wrong generalisation and implying that all children are the same and thats not true.
Louisa, 13, London
The cheek of adults! When I'm out I've seen more adults dropping litter than kids! Of course sometimes it is kids but it seems whenever adults do something wrong they blame it on us!
Kylie, 15, Kidwelly
I put my litter in the bin if there is one available. But if there isn't one near I usually drop it if it is small. I know I shouldn't but I can't be bothered to carry round litter finding a bin!
Sophie, 13, Painswick
Kids neeed to be taught what litter could do. If they understand why you shouldn't, they might not.
Sophie, 10, France
Why do children always get the blame??? If kids didn't see adults drop litter in the first place then kids wouldn't do it.
Shelly, 13, London
NO! Everyone is a litterbug, but, as usual, adults blame everything on us! That shows how hypocritical they are when they say "take responsibility for your own faults" PER-LEEEEAASE!
Georgia, 14, Newcastle
How can anyone tell? Most streets are so packed in Milan that sometimes litter just gets brushed out of your hands. Of course, that's Italy, I don't know about the UK
Nina, 14, Milan, Italy
I don't know about the rest of the UK but Southampton is a disgrace! In the main high street you have to dodge litter so much and the worst culprit is...EVERYONE! Everyone has to contribute to the environment and it's just as much adults as kids! I've seen Southampton City Council workers drop litter! They are the ones who are blaming kids! It's disgusting!
Laura, 13, Southampton
Yes we are the worst liter bugs. All the toys that children have, and how lazy most of them are, put together A LOT of litter.
Laura, 10, Yeovil
I try to put litter in the bin, but I know lots of my friends sometimes don't, so maybe we are the worst.
Josh, 13, Bradford