Child rights are laws and policies that protect children, so that they can live in a safe place and be protected from violence, abuse or neglect. They include things like access to health care, education and other services. They also protect children from exploitation, trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Every child should have the right to be safe, healthy and happy. This means that governments should make sure children get the best health care, clean water to drink and good food – so that they can grow up and have the chance to enjoy their rights.
Governments should also make sure that all adults look after and take care of children, and that people and places who are looking after children do a good job. They should do this in every country so that all children can enjoy their rights and have a good life.
They should make it easier for parents to get the help they need if they are poor, so that they can provide a good home for their children. They should also make sure that all adults think about how their decisions affect children.
These rights are also about protecting children from the dangers of crime and other bad things that can happen to them – for example, if they are taken away from their families. They should be able to go to police, courts and other places where they can get help when they are scared, or if they are hurt, injured or have a problem with someone else.
There should be lots of information for children to tell them about what their rights are, and how to use them in a fair way. This should be in a language they understand, and in many different places where they can get it.
Some governments aren’t doing this, and children are being hurt or harmed because of this. They shouldn’t be made to work for long hours in dangerous or unhealthy jobs, and they should be paid well enough so that their families can live properly.
They should be able to speak their own language, and they should have their own culture and religion, even if this is not shared by most people in the country where they live. They should also be able to choose the kind of school they go to, and have the freedom to do this.
In countries where this isn’t possible, children have the right to travel and stay with their parents or relatives if they are safe and if it will help them. It is illegal to take children out of their country if they are not being looked after properly or if it might hurt them.
The law should be clear about what parents can and cannot do with their children. It should also make it easy for children to see their family, and for their parents to see them if they want to.
It is also important to think about what happens when kids are older, such as if they have to live alone, or if they have to help with their parents’ care. This can affect how they think about their own rights and how they treat others.