National Child Day ~ Rights and Responsibilities

Children have many rights and responsibilities – just like everyone!

  • Children have the right to be taken seriously….and the responsibility to listen to others
  • Children have the right to good health care….and the responsibility to take good care of themselves
  • Children have the right to a good education….and the responsibility to study and to respect their teachers
  • Children have the right to be loved and protected from harm….and the responsibility to love and care for others
  • Children have the right to be included whatever their abilities….and the responsibility to respect others for their differences
  • Children have the right to be proud of their heritage and beliefs…and the responsibility to respect the cultures and beliefs of others
  • Children have the right to a safe and comfortable home….and the responsibility to keep it clean and tidy
  • Children have the right to make mistakes….and the responsibility to learn from those mistakes
  • Children have the right to clean water and nutritious food….and the responsibility not to waste food
  • Children have the right to a clean environment….and the responsibility not to pollute it

Follow this link to download Unicef’s Little Book of Children’s Rights and Responsibilitieshttp://www.unicef.org.uk/tz/resources/assets/pdf/little_book_rights_2007.pdf

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