Children's Rights List
Children's Rights List Co-Ordinator (KUDUT@HAMP.HAMPSHIRE.EDU)
Sat, 14 Sep 1991 13:28:00 EDT
Children's Rights List Child@Hampvms.Bitnet
Hello. My name is Kenneth Udut, and I have recently started up
a list on the subject of the Rights of Children and Adolescents.
It's a very open list, and everyone is welcome to participate
on it, whether you are a teacher, a professional, a student, or
a child/adolescent yourself.
What do I mean when I say "Children's Rights"? Well, I don't
necessarily mean the rights for adults to "protect" children,
because that "right" seems to be misused and misguided to ends
that are, oftentimes, tragic, even with the 'best' intentions.
That, of course, is open for discussion on this list, and I'm
certain that it will come up at some point.
In my ever changing view of rights for those under the `age of majority'
(which is 18 or 21 in the United States, depending on how you view it,
and different in other countries), I am looking more for changes in
our judicial system, educational system, and our society, as a whole,
to view youth as Human Beings first and foremost, before concerning
themselves with the `correct manners to treat, mold and shape a child',
as if s/he is just a ball of clay, and not a human being.
So, with that, I welcome you. Come to talk, or come to listen.
Speak up anytime, even if just to say "Hi, I'm still listening..."
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:any questions at all to the moderator of this list, E-Mail
:"Child-Request@Hampvms.Bitnet" or "Child-Request@Hamp.Hampshire.Edu"
:Anything sent to that address will be seen only by me.
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:address of the list itself.
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