Updated 03 August 2003, 18.51
A survey says you'd rather be running around outside than stuck in doors - but adults make it hard for you to have fun.
Do you find it frustrating when you see lots of No Ball Game signs?
Are your neighbours always telling you to keep the noise down when you're playing footie?
No, they don't stop me from doing loads of stuff, but even if they did I wouldn't mind 2 much cause it is a way of proof that they love me and they want to protect me. I love my parents and I no they love me. Some children are told they can stay out all night or do whatever they like but that in a way shows that their parents don't care that much for them. It is good 2 have some independence but not total independence
Holly, 14, Northern Ireland
I can't have my music on really high in case i disturb the neighbours. when my parents are out though its a different story...my music is on full blast.
Laura, 15, Skipton
Every time I walk past a lamp or pick up a candle, my mum is like BE CAREFUL! Stop being so paranoid!
Kylee, 15, London
No way! I can go out any time I want to and nobody would complain. Sometimes my friends do have this problem though.
Hazel, 12, Cambridge
Our local park's being closed down because the people who live there are 'sick of the noise'. Areas all over my village are now 'kid-free zones', which means children aren't allowed to play there. One of them is outside my best friend's house. Adults think they own the world and have more of a right to be there than we do. It's not fair.
Ceri, 12, Colwyn Bay
I am always getting told off when I am inside. The reason for that is because I never get out! Let me out because the grown-ups are running out of excuses!
Erin, 9, Fife
When I was 11 I couldn't do anything! And I mean anything! I had to always be acompanied by a adult when I went out, I couldn't walk the dog, I couldn't use the internet for more than 40 mins, I couldn't listen to music loudly, I had no independence. Now I can walk the dog and go to the supermarket but if I'm wearing a skirt above my knees and/or a strappy top I'm told to put some jeans on and put a jacket over my top! I mean, I'm not exactly gonna go inside someone's car or get talking to anybody who looks suspicious! I need a tan and a life!
Freya, 12, Bristol
Yes some adults do spoil your fun but sometimes they are just doing it for your safety.
Hannah, 12, Nottingham
No, there are really noisy kids in our street who are really cheeky and have screaming competitions. They shouldn't be allowed out.
Ross, 15, Scotland
My parents hardly let me do anything.... I can't listen to music too high, can't be too much time on the computer, I can't make much noise when I'm outside... It is really annoying!!!!!!!
Alexandra, 14, Chile
You can't play around where I live because there is nothing to do and you get told off by old people to stop messing about
Emma, 13, Blackburn
Parents are so paranoid, WE NEED OUR INDEPENDENCE!
Tom, 10, Woodley
My parents don't stop me from going outside but I hardly ever go out anyway, however my uncle is a real pain as he moved house as kids kept playing football outside his house and he never lets his kids be noisy or anything. HE JUST WEIRD.
Sophie, 15, Newcastle
My mum doesn't approve of any of my friends, she thinks they're all too loud or silly. I just think they're normal to be honest, then she gets at me for being stupid when I'm just trying to have fun. She really ought to just leave us alone and let us have some fun!!!
Joey, 13, Leeds
My dad gives me tv, gameboy, and pc bans wen I misbehave.
Theo, 12, bedford
When I was younger we used to play outside all the time, but my parents used to make us go to bed early if we were too loud!
Helen, 14, Birmingham
My mum gets really cross when we make a noise outside - she thinks we're upsetting the neighbours.
Laura, 10, Salisbury
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