Children of the stolen generation might feel insecurity that they cannot explain. In current times, there are much child psychology experiments to understand how and why children behave in a certain way. In fact, much of the early behavioural issues are seen to stem from insecurity and self-esteem issues etc. In this context, for children who are separate from parents, the feelings of insecurity will be high. The presentation of Ivan Clarke shows the form of stories that were fed to children in order to stop them from seeking their parents. Children were told that their parents had deserted them. In some narratives, children were told that their parents were not well to do and did not follow legislation etc. This was done in order to imprint on the children that they have to do much better than their parents. However, this in itself destroyed their self-esteem. Some of them could have ended up feeling worthless as a result of how they were treated at their foster homes. In fact, as studies and Ivan Clarke’s work showed, the children of the aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people were often shifted from one foster home to another foster home. The opinion of the children was not taken in context, when they were shifted and this added to their feelings of worthlessness. Some of them were depressed, and statistics in terms of deaths seemed to highlight that there was a large ration here. Where children are frustrated in their growing up years and cannot connect to their family or their cultural/moral roots that could have grounded them, it is inevitable that they were soon pushed into a life of delinquency. Sometimes, they were even incarcerated. Some of them fell into patterns of alcohol and drug use. Now the only reason that parents of the stolen generation allowed their children to be taken away was to ensure that they get a good education and a good lifestyle in the future. The foster parents fed false stories to the children. They told the children that their real parents did not want them. While they did this to ensure that the children stayed at the foster parents, the lies had a strong impact on the children. While this was planned out, it could be seen that the quality of living of the stolen generation did not improve in any way. The very reasons that they were taken away from their parents were hence not fulfilled. It led them into issues such as alcohol or drug abuse and this could not be handled in the system. Furthermore, these children, in having lost their intimate connections from their early childhood, were seen to have many trust issues.