‘Explore your right as a child for National Child Day on November 20th.’

For ‘National Child Day’ on November 20th here are the Rights of your Children to reflect upon with possible activities to do.

You have the right to know your rights as a child!

  1. You have the right to a name and a record that identifies you as you. e.g. Storytelling circle – explore the story behind your name. Pass around a talking stick to show respect.
  2. You have the. Right to a family that cares for you and the right to live in a protected environment. Honour your family by learning about your family’s history e.g. asking grandparents or other family members.
  3. You have the right to give your opinion and for others to listen. Have a debate about your rights around the dinner table.
  4. You have the right to choose your own friends and groups as long as it doesn’t harm others. Try making some new friends in your school or being a pen pal to a child somewhere else in the world
  5. You have the right to be protected from harmful situations. Thank the people in your family, community who protect you.
  6. You have the right to basic needs that include food, shelter, healthcare, education and information. Help others by collecting food for your local food bank, donate clothing to a local charity
  7. You have the right to play and rest. You could host a sports game in the name of child rights or have a local professional athlete come and address the group about the importance of having this right.
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