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Everyone has rights no matter their age. But children need extra protection because they are young. For example, children have the right to go to school and to be protected from dangerous work.
Who is a child?
A child is any person under the age of 18.
What are rights?
Rights represent things that every child in the world, including you, should be able to do or to have.
For example, all children should be able to go to school, all children should be able to visit a doctor when they are sick, and all children should be treated well and not with violence.
Five rights you should know!
- You have the right to live and grow up healthily.
- All children should be treated the same way no matter who they are and what their parents do. Some children, however, might need some extra support: children who are poor, for example, might need help to buy school books.
- When adults make decisions about you, they should decide what is in your best interest.
- You have the right to be heard in decisions that affect you and adults must take your views seriously.
- You have the right to be protected from violence and harm.
Drawings used on this web page have been kindly designed for FRA by Elton Chen.