Essay about The Rights Of Young And Underage Children

1772 Words May 2nd, 2016 null Page
In today’s society everyone has rights that they are entitled to, for example, the right to freedom of speech, the right to choose religious beliefs, and the right to bear arms. Everything in the Bill of Rights is directed towards ensuring that people are aware of their rights as well as protecting them. However, children are not given the same rights as an adult. It is thought that children do not fully understand what rights are and that they are not mature enough to know right from wrong, therefore they are not entitled to the same rights as adults. Children should have the same rights as everyone else, regardless of their age because they are human beings too. Children may not fully understand everything a mature adult does, but they still have a mind of their own and should be protected under the law just the same as everyone else. While young and underage children may not have the same rights as adults with protections to prevent abuse, they still deserve to be educated on the rights of their own health, safe environments and education through the use of specific curriculum at their levels of understanding in school as well as strictly monitored child protective systems. Children have the right to be in a safe home, get a good education, and access to good health care. Although, who honestly insures that every child gets what they deserve. We are to believe that every child has these rights but what about the children that are in abusive homes and are…

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