Child views about poverty revealed

Nearly 50 per cent of seven- to 16-year-olds in East Anglia see not having a mobile phone as a sign of poverty, and 33 per cent of children in the Midlands think that not being able to afford occasional visits to the cinema makes you poor.

The findings were revealed today in a survey of 700 British children for the Dare to Care: Make Time to Help End Child Poverty campaign. The campaign is designed to recruit 35,000 new volunteers to tackle child poverty by next March.

Hilary Fisher, director of the End Child Poverty campaign, which is behind the campaign, said: "The visible indicators of poverty are the ones that children seem to be the most sensitive about."

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