I have the right to be happy and to be treated
with care and understanding.
This means that I am able to express my ideas and that no one should
laugh at me or hurt my feelings.
I have the right to be respected as a person.
I am special. I am unique.
This means I should be treated fairly.
I have the right to be safe.
This means that no person should hurt me physically or with words or
try to touch me in ways that would make me feel uncomfortable.
I have a right to say no.
This means that I am able to say no to another younger person or to an
adult when asked to do something that is wrong or dangerous or does not
seem right to me.
I have a right to state what I feel and to hear
what others have to say.
This means that I should be able to talk when it is my turn and to
hear when a person is talking.
I have a right to learn.
This means that I should be proud of the things I learn and work hard
to improve myself.