CHILDREN RIGHTS POLICY
Children Rights And Responsilibities
Children are responsible for being curious and thoughtful about what is around them, making the most of learning opportunities and respecting the abilities of others.
To learn in fun ways
Have more books
To go to school and have a safe learning environment
Have opportunities, to reach goals
To do my best work
Notice what is important to me
Adults are responsible for nurturing children’s curiosity, supporting their learning by respecting their interests and ways of learning in all contexts, thoughtfully reflecting on their own interventions in children’s explorations, actively removing/reducing barriers to full participation in learning, providing stimulating materials and experiences for learning, and building communities that recognize children’s competence and intelligence.
Children are responsible for communicating respectfully, and appreciating the ways others express themselves.
To tell other people what I am thinking and feeling
To express myself through creative experiences
To have art supplies
To make art, and have art teachers
To have my concerns treated with respect
To be free to show who I am or what I think
To feel loved or mad... feel confused
Not to understand life or meaning to everything
Adults are responsible for providing children with opportunities to express themselves fully, to engage in creative activities, and to stay silent if they choose.
Children are responsible for including and helping children who need support.
To be helped and have hope
To help people
To have supports available so I can develop
Adults are responsible for working with children to define what meaningful participation is for them, and to accommodate and reduce barriers to full participation for all children.
Children are responsible for learning about and taking care of their bodies.
Have a comfy bed to sleep in
Adults are responsible for ensuring a child’s time is not over-scheduled, and that they have a place to rest.
Children are responsible for respecting and being empathetic to others.
Not be picked on because of my height and size and to be able to do more activities
Not be judged on how I look or work.
Have equal treatment and be included regardless of race, religion, gender
Adults are responsible for building inclusive communities that welcome and support all people.
Children are responsible for caring for themselves and others by taking steps to reduce hazards and by avoiding dangerous situations.
Feel safe walking down the street
Go to the dentist
Have enough food
Be protected from toxins
Have medicine and doctors
Live in a smoke-free neighborhood, in a world with no more cigarettes
Have a safe environment to go home to, where there is no violence, no drug abuse, no ignorance, no neglect
Help people in poverty
Adults are responsible for supporting children’s assessment of risk, refusing to inflict pain or emotional harm on children, protecting and strengthening our social safety net, and building communities that are safe for all citizens.
Children are responsible for caring for animals and contributing to community garden
To have a pet
To care for plant
Adults are responsible for supporting children’s empathy and care for all living beings and making meaningful contributions to gardens using sustainable methods.
Children are responsible for respecting other people’s language and celebrations.
To learn about my culture
To speak and sing in my own language
To know my family and my grandmother
To have a birthday party with balloons
Adults are responsible for modelling respect for people of all backgrounds, supporting learning about diverse cultures and learning how to listen in many ways.
Children are responsible for respecting the privacy of others.
To be in my private place so my friends won’t bother me
To have a place where I can be by myself or maybe with a friend, like a fort or a tent
Adults are responsible for respecting children’s belongings, spaces, and need for time alone.
Children are responsible for considering their decisions carefully.
To choose my friends
To have my favorite color
To be silly if I feel like it
To have the chance to learn by making mistakes
Adults are responsible for seeking out and seriously considering children’s views on all matters that concern them, to help them to make informed decisions, and to recognize the importance of relationships and making a meaningful contribution to their own financial security and independence.
Children are responsible for working to the best of their ability.
Adults are responsible for recognizing children’s efforts without comparing them to others, and cultivate spaces where children are able to demonstrate their particular competence.