Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Universal Children's Day

November 20th is the Universal Cildren's Day!
At the following site you can find the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

"There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace."
Kofi Annan

"The ultimate test of a moral society
is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer  

  " If we are ever to have real peace in this world we shall have to begin with the children."
Mohandas K. Gandhi

  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
Nelson Mandela

What do you think about children's (or teens') rights? Are they respected? 
What about your family, your teachers, your friends? Do you feel safe, respected and loved?


  1. I feel loved by my family and by my teachers (not all of them). But sometimes I don't feel respected by my friends! :-(

  2. Sometimes my parents are angry and treat me like a child. Fortunately I've got my friends! They really understand me!

  3. Patrick Crossman from English Teachers Community11 December 2013 at 18:20

    Another great read, thanks!

  4. Nico, remember that your parents sometimes get angry because they love you and they just want to let you know what is wrong and what is right...

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