children’s rights The development of the country depends on the youngsters of it’s nation. And, yes if, you observe youngsters population is higher than the other age groups. Today’s children are tomorrow’s youngsters and adults. As, adults do even children have their rights in the society as they also live in it and are the most important part of the nation.
There are certain do’s and don’ts that we should be aware of, as per the constitution. Citizens below 18 years are minors and children who are eligible for children’s rights. Children’s rights include the right to health, education, family life, play and recreation, an adequate standard of living and to should protect them from abuse and harm. It also cover cover their developmental and age-appropriate needs that change over time as a child grows up.
There are four general principles that are general:
- Best interests of child
- The right to survival and development
- The views of the child
It means that there should be no differences between children. Irrespective of gender, color, caste, religion etc we should treat them equally d to be respected.
Best Interests Of Child:
Children should always be on mind while taking decisions with respect to them. We should take decisions in such a way that they will not be at loss. They also should be beneficial.
The Right To Survival And Development:
It means that, children deserve to have access to basic essentials and needs for their existence and development.
The Views Of The Child:
We must listen to children’s thoughts and feelings. We should give freedom for them to talk.
The UNCRC outlines the fundamental human rights that should be afforded to children in four broad classifications that suitably cover all civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of every child:
Right to Survival:
- be born
- minimum standards of food, shelter and clothing
- live with dignity
- health care, drinking water, safety
Right to Protection:
Right to stay safe from
- physical or mental abuse
- dangerous drugs.
Right to Participation:
- freedom of opinion
- freedom of association
Right to Development:
- relax and play
Summary of UNCRC