I think anyone using children to manipulate public opinion should be banned from public service.
It's not acceptable to use the public's emotional sympathy with children to get them to agree with children's "opinions" on important issues. If their opinions are so important, we should let them vote.
“The egg hatched...” “...the egg hatched... and a hundred baby spiders came out...” (blade runner)
“Who are you?” “A friend. I'm here to prevent you from making a mistake.” “You have no idea what I'm doing here, friend.” “In specific terms, no, but I swore an oath to protect the world...” (continuum)
“It's a goal you won't understand until later. Your job is to make sure he doesn't achieve the goal.” (bsg)