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The rights of children in school
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The rights of children in school

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Quote:In my work as an educational consultant, I have visited many schools all over the world. I have observed, in both traditional and alternative schools, that children’s basic rights are often ignored. I believe that all human beings, no matter how old they are, must be granted the right to take care of their bodily needs. The child’s body and whole organism are by nature determined to move and learn in specific ways. When we adults refuse to collaborate with the child’s natural development, we create immense, unnecessary suffering. Even seemingly harmless experiences such as occasionally being denied the right to go to the toilet when needed, can leave trauma and health problems that are carried into adulthood.

The widespread assumption that children should sit still and listen, has been repeatedly disproved by scientists, psychologists, and educators. Children are meant to move their bodies and play. This is how they learn best. Furthermore, children in all school models are still being discriminated against, shamed and punished for having different learning styles. Sadly, children who learn more quickly or more slowly –than their peers are often neglected in the classroom. Sometimes, learning content simply is not interesting enough or even age-appropriate. If children are unable to relate to the subject matter or the way in which it is delivered, they naturally lose interest. Children are drawn toward classroom activities that are aligned with their stages of cognitive and emotional development.

The “school model” itself will not protect children from abuse. Every single teacher and parent needs to take responsibility for his or her own well-being and for the child’s well-being.

The UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines very basic human rights (e.g., to protect children against child labor and violence, and secure their right for education). My list of children’s rights starts from the assumption that children are in an educational environment. I hope this list of rights will raise awareness for the subtle abuse and hidden suffering that occur in schools every day. If we allow children to feel more comfortable in learning environments, we adults will also feel better and happier! Instead of having to worry about being thirsty or feeling emotionally drained, children will consistently have their needs met. Children will gain the opportunity to experience true, authentic learning with joy. This leads to a lifelong love of learning.

All the children have the right to do the following:

1. Go to the toilet when needed.
2. Have drinking water available.
3. Move the body when needed.
4. Learn to take care of personal needs.
5. Learn and process emotions through play.
6. Learn through exploration, trial, and error.
7. Make mistakes and not be judged or shamed.
8. Learn at a personal pace.
9. Fully understand a subject before being tested.
10. Not to be tested involuntarily. Instead, share knowledge by free choice, only when ready to receive feedback on learning progress.
11. Not to be punished. Instead, children should be respectfully encouraged to become more self-disciplined.
12. Not to be compared with peers. Instead, acknowledged as an individual student with individual talents, opinions, and characteristics.
13. Not to be judged for being different.

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Yay, a person over the age of 18 who understands "minors" Biggrin

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In other words demolish the current system and rebuild it. I agree.

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What that person is saying all is true. Thanks for sharing.

(I bet I'd have learned more if it had been that way)

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If only a school followed these rules...

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Now, we have to convince everyone else to abide by these rules....

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School would be much better if these rules were followed. It would be less like torture through boredom and repetition and more like an actual place to learn.
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RE: The rights of children in school

Agreed on all these rules.


All the schools I went to, elementary to high school, had varying punishments for having go to the bathroom during class (in high school it depended on the teacher, technically they were all supposed to give passes but some would really bitch to you before they gave you a pass).

I remember back in elementary school that I prided myself on the fact I didn't pull any "cards", which were indicators of our performance and compliance with rules. "Pulling a card" was considered a warning the first time, then a 'time out', detention, then visit to an office. As my parents and teachers practically beat into my head that mistakes were not tolerated at school, I did everything I could to stay in line and avoid getting up in shame to pull a card.

One time I had to piss incredibly badly, to the point where my eyes were watering. I sat there in pain for who knows how long before I just raised my hand and said I needed to go. I was instructed to pull a card, letting everyone else watch me approach the board and replace the cards marked with our numbers to the yellow "warning" card, before I ran off to the bathroom.

Now, it infuriates me that these punishments and deterrents are still provided for basic bodily functions across so many schools. Yeah, its only a 'warning' some might say, and it really doesn't mean anything, but to those kids receiving anything determined as a punishment means a whole lot, especially those who are brainwashed to follow orders at all costs, as I once was.

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(03-05-2012 07:39 PM)Wingless Wrote:  Agreed on all these rules.


All the schools I went to, elementary to high school, had varying punishments for having go to the bathroom during class (in high school it depended on the teacher, technically they were all supposed to give passes but some would really bitch to you before they gave you a pass).

I remember back in elementary school that I prided myself on the fact I didn't pull any "cards", which were indicators of our performance and compliance with rules. "Pulling a card" was considered a warning the first time, then a 'time out', detention, then visit to an office. As my parents and teachers practically beat into my head that mistakes were not tolerated at school, I did everything I could to stay in line and avoid getting up in shame to pull a card.

One time I had to piss incredibly badly, to the point where my eyes were watering. I sat there in pain for who knows how long before I just raised my hand and said I needed to go. I was instructed to pull a card, letting everyone else watch me approach the board and replace the cards marked with our numbers to the yellow "warning" card, before I ran off to the bathroom.

Now, it infuriates me that these punishments and deterrents are still provided for basic bodily functions across so many schools. Yeah, its only a 'warning' some might say, and it really doesn't mean anything, but to those kids receiving anything determined as a punishment means a whole lot, especially those who are brainwashed to follow orders at all costs, as I once was.

I agree. Who the fuck can deny you pissing / defecating? One time I had to piss so bad that I peed my pants. Not funny.
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RE: The rights of children in school

(03-05-2012 08:01 PM)bulgvar666 Wrote:  
(03-05-2012 07:39 PM)Wingless Wrote:  Agreed on all these rules.


All the schools I went to, elementary to high school, had varying punishments for having go to the bathroom during class (in high school it depended on the teacher, technically they were all supposed to give passes but some would really bitch to you before they gave you a pass).

I remember back in elementary school that I prided myself on the fact I didn't pull any "cards", which were indicators of our performance and compliance with rules. "Pulling a card" was considered a warning the first time, then a 'time out', detention, then visit to an office. As my parents and teachers practically beat into my head that mistakes were not tolerated at school, I did everything I could to stay in line and avoid getting up in shame to pull a card.

One time I had to piss incredibly badly, to the point where my eyes were watering. I sat there in pain for who knows how long before I just raised my hand and said I needed to go. I was instructed to pull a card, letting everyone else watch me approach the board and replace the cards marked with our numbers to the yellow "warning" card, before I ran off to the bathroom.

Now, it infuriates me that these punishments and deterrents are still provided for basic bodily functions across so many schools. Yeah, its only a 'warning' some might say, and it really doesn't mean anything, but to those kids receiving anything determined as a punishment means a whole lot, especially those who are brainwashed to follow orders at all costs, as I once was.

I agree. Who the fuck can deny you pissing / defecating? One time I had to piss so bad that I peed my pants. Not funny.

I have been forced to do that several times throughout my education... now I've gotten to the point where I don't pee in school. Ever. I don't eat, either. It takes too much time away, time I could be using to cram for my next test.

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I don't go to the toilet in school. The toilets are really unsanitory, and I can easily hold it until I get home.

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This one time I had to shit at school. There was no other option.
Halfway through, someone walks in. And laughs at me. FOR SHITTING.

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(03-07-2012 12:09 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  This one time I had to shit at school. There was no other option.
Halfway through, someone walks in. And laughs at me. FOR SHITTING.

hahaha that must have been kim jong il

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(03-07-2012 12:09 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  This one time I had to shit at school. There was no other option.
Halfway through, someone walks in. And laughs at me. FOR SHITTING.
Hahaha, a normal bodily function! What are people becoming these days?

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RE: The rights of children in school

YES! Give us the opportunity to learn at our own Pace, and in accordance with our own learning styles. Let us be different and not be Judged based on any standards. if the teacher is loud and obnoxious, the students should nott be expected to be loud and obnoxious. If the teacher is quiet and boring, the students should not be expected to Be quiet and boring.

Everyone Is unique in their own respect. Schools rob us of this merit, which is why the education system needs some serious F***N reforming!
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Fucking agreed. It's crazy what teachers punish you for these days. I got detention the other week for eating - well done, you taught me not to eat or I will suffer.

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(04-02-2012 07:38 AM)WellHelloThere Wrote:  Fucking agreed. It's crazy what teachers punish you for these days. I got detention the other week for eating - well done, you taught me not to eat or I will suffer.

One of the MOST basic human needs...... the world is fucked up if we punish kids for EATING
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We 9 passes for each grading period. These passes are used to go to your locker, bathroom, get a drink, etc. etc.

If you run out of passes you get a white slip. 3 white slip equals a detention.

I hate this system so much.

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(03-05-2012 07:39 PM)Wingless Wrote:  Now, it infuriates me that these punishments and deterrents are still provided for basic bodily functions across so many schools. Yeah, its only a 'warning' some might say, and it really doesn't mean anything, but to those kids receiving anything determined as a punishment means a whole lot, especially those who are brainwashed to follow orders at all costs, as I once was.

their pee should hv been shot out like a ki blast breaking the rocks

oh and also No one has any rights. We're free, rights create invisible restrictions. But we live in a society where the majority accepts rights to be true.
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IIRC Amendment rights are suspended in schools.

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