All children have children’s rights. These are rules specially for children, that tell where children have a right to. These rules are there to ensure that every child grows up healthy and safe. All children’s rights are in the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. A convention is an agreement between countries. Almost every country in the world has signed this convention. This means that every country needs to apply to these rules.
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For who are children’s rights?
Children’s rights are for all children below the age of 18 years old. It doesn’t matter where you live, who you are or what you look like, you have rights!
What kind of children’s rights are there?
All children’s rights are listed in the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some of them are well known, such as the right to go to school or the rights that your parents care for you. But did you know that you also have the right to have free time and play? Here you can find all children’s rights listed.
Why do children have special rights?
Of course, children are just as important as adults and they also have human rights. But children are also special. Children are in development and are sometimes more vulnerable than adults. That is why it is important that their rights are specifically put down. For example, everybody thinks it is very normal if adults voice their opinion, but children have the same right to voice their opinion and they have the right to be listened to.