Children’s Rights


In the biological sciences, a child is a person between conception and puberty. Legally, however, a child has fewer rights than an adult. For example, children must be under the care of a responsible adult and attend school. They also lack the capacity for self-determination and independent will.

To protect children, governments must work to ensure that children are protected from abuse and exploitation. In addition, children should not be kidnapped or sold to third parties. And children must not be abused or tortured. Even if they do break the law, they should not be killed, tortured, or thrown into prison for life. And if they are incarcerated, they should only be for a short period of time.

However, the argument against children’s rights is not without merit. According to Brennan, “the most fundamental human right is self-determination” and “self-determination is the basic foundation for all other rights.” Although children have rights as human beings, these rights are typically denied to them. Moreover, some rights are role-dependent and are therefore associated with a particular role. This means that a car-driver’s rights are different from those of a patient, a doctor’s rights over a patient.

Mental health is an important aspect of overall health, and children with mental disorders often have difficulty coping with everyday life. They may exhibit disruptive behaviors or experience severe fears. These symptoms can affect social relationships and their ability to function well in school and in the community. Fortunately, there are treatment options for children with mental health problems. And there are resources to help parents find the best healthcare providers for their children.

Children also have rights to a healthy diet, clean water, and a safe place to live. If parents cannot provide these basic necessities, the government should step in to assist them. Lastly, all children should have an education. Primary education should be free and accessible to all children, and secondary education should be equally available to everyone. In addition to this, schools should have rules that protect children and their rights. In addition, children should be taught to respect other people and the environment.

The best interest principle should be applied in all circumstances. Generally, the best interest of children is the highest consideration, but it cannot be achieved without considering the interests of all relevant adults. Sometimes, this requires a guardian to compromise his own welfare in order to protect a child. If the guardian does not consider all of these factors, he or she may be forced to act against the best interest of the child.

Some philosophers have argued that the right of children to make decisions should be protected even if it is not in their best interests. This is sometimes considered a mistake. While it may seem that children should be free from interference, this is not the case.