Children’s Bill Of Rights and Privileges? — Rough Draft? —
— Um, should this be part one in a many part declaration? —
1. All Children should have the right not to be bullied, brow beaten, tortured or humiliated at school, anywhere in public and in the supposed safety and privacy of their own home. They should not face physical, psychological, emotional, social or any other form of harm at the hands of their classmates, teachers, parents, religious ‘leaders’, political groups, sports teams or organizations, coaches, or anyone else for that matter. This might be tough to enforce. Parents might always believe they have the right to punish their children and they might not realize that what they believe in is not right for their children, or that what might be perfectly good for one child might not be good at all for another. We have to bring personality theory and other extenuating factors into this. Like, what if Albert Einstein’s father had him beaten half to death every other day because the father wanted his son to be a good little military soldier and never have an original thought in his life?