Children’s Bill of Rights
The Children’s Bill of Rights focuses on the rights of children. It is like the U.S. Bill of Rights, except it has really different rules. In 1989, the United Nations decided that children should have a Children’s Bill of Rights. Our class made our own Bill of Rights. We added stuff like:
· no child abuse
· all children should have freedom of speech
· children should be treated equally
· all children should have the right of medical attention
· no children can be taken away from their parents at birth
· children should have shelter
· children should have clean water, and food
· children’s opinions should be listened to
Then we saw the real Children’s Bill of Rights and compared it to ours. We did pretty well. We got about half of the ones that we wrote down right! Here is the link to the real Children’s Bill of Rights: http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/child.asp.
By Caroline M.