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Last Updated: Friday February 29 2008 06:45 GMT

Do you feel under pressure to follow trends?

Models showing off the latest fashions

Some children are so keen to get new clothes, gadgets and computer games that it's making them depressed, a report suggests.

Do you feel under pressure to follow trends?

If you don't get something you really want, do you feel upset?

Maybe you're not interested in trends, and prefer to do your own thing?

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"I don't feel under pressure because, if I like what I'm wearing, I don't really care what other people think."

Jordie, 11, Merseyside, England

"NO, I don't feel under pressure by the latest trends. I don't get upset if I don't get something I like, I just get over it. I prefer to wear my OWN style."

Umar, 11, Birmingham, England

"Why are adults always telling us how WE feel?"

Ellie, 11, Warwickshire, England

"I think they shouldn't stop showing adverts, but people should not brag to people who don't have what is being shown. When you get things from adverts they are sometimes not as good as you thought."

Sophie, 12, Devon, England

"I think it's true, because when you get one thing you want the other, so it's never ending, which makes it miserable."

Lauren 12, High Wycombe, England

"No, I think adverts are good. To take them away would be stupid. They are on a bit too often, but that's all."

Han, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I don't feel under pressure from advertisements. They show us what's in shops rather than having to search the shops to see what there is."

Conner, 13, High Wycombe, England

"I like to have trendy clothes, but you shouldn't care too much about what people think of you or that you won't be liked if you don't have the latest things. You'll soon find out who your real friends are if all they care about is what you have. You should never feel that you HAVE to follow the crowd: you need your own opinions!!!"

Lily, 12, Nottinghamshire, England

"I way prefer my own style!!!!"

Helen, 10, Isle of Barra, Scotland

"Sometimes people laugh at you because of your clothes and make you feel upset. This is not very friendly and is silly for people to do."

Tom, 9, Norwich, England

"I'm home educated and in our home education group you're encouraged to be yourself and not a sheep. Nobody cares about the way you dress and if you have designer labels!!"

Rebekah, 11, Isle of Wight, England

"If I sometimes wear designer labels it's because I like that particular item of clothing. Nobody's pressurising me to wear anything!"

Emily, 13, Brighton, England

"We think that we should be able to have new trends and they don't make us depressed!!!"

Abbie and Alicia, 11, Donnington, England

"I feel under pressure because where I live there are a lot of chavs and they like to wear tracksuits and stuff. I am used to wearing jeans and a t-shirt and if I am walking around Snodland they stare at me, so it makes me feel uncomfortable!"

Laura, 13, Snodland, Kent

"I am fed up of having to buy the most expensive clothes in a shop, purely to look like the rest of the crowd. Magazines, friends even the TV all push you to get the latest trend, when there is no need. The whole country is becoming more and more vain! The other day I went shopping and there was a gorgeous pair of jeans for just 7, but when I walked out of the changing room to show my mum, a group of girls were there too and laughed at me. In the end I bought some jeans that looked totally different, and not particularly comfortable for an expensive 16, because when I tried those on, the girls by my mum didn't laugh. I regret that now, and I wish I hadn't splashed out more to make them happy. It's supposed to be about how I feel, not everyone else."

Mel, 13, Grange-over-Sands, England

"I keep up with trends but I tie them in with my own."

Tyler, 12, Ramsgate, England

"I just buy what I like. I don't buy something just because it's high fashion or has a famous label."

Hannah, 13, England

"If you're not wearing designer labels, then you're not welcome to become mates with certain people. I think a ban on all designer labels would make everyone equal. I buy some designer labels - not because I feel pressurised to wear them, but because I like the style. I love roaming through charity shops, you can pick up loads of bargains and you're helping a good cause at the same time - but some people think this is geeky!"

Lucy, 14, Tonbridge, England

"No, not at all. I don't care if I am in fashion or not."

Maddy, 10, Scotland

"Not really. I'm not a sheep."

Tom, 12, Richmond, England

"I like my clothes the way they are. I have my own trend!"

Kyrie, 11, Newtown Linford, England

"NO! I prefer to wear and wash my own style of clothes and not just follow everyone else."

Jordan, 11, Oxford, England

"When I don't get something I want, I just accept in and then save up my pocket money. I'm not addicted to spending like some other children."

Zara, 10, Crawley, England



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