2B – English III
“Cause” Persuasive essay: The Rights of a Child
What country are we living in right now? Where are we going everyday as kids ages from 6 to 18? Yes, we are living in the United States of America, the country of freedom. Where there is public education provided and education valued, but what exactly are we getting educated at—the basics? No, it is merely the fundamental surface of things.
The media news on TV is a mass communication across countries broadcasting the latest and updated news. We see a man and a woman behind a desk respectively announcing the current events about our society, and we all accept the given information as facts. For an example, examine these news clips:
“Girls who are educated are less likely to get HIV/AIDS, and in this country which has such a pandemic, we have to begin to change the pandemic,” she said. “She said she decided to build the academy in South Africa rather than the United States out of love and respect for Mandela and because of her own African roots.” INTERVIEW WITH USA TODAY WEEKEND:
'Why didn't you do this for children in America?'
Her reply: "Because we have a school system in America ... There's no 12-year-old girl in America that you're going to find crying because this is the last year for her education because nobody can afford to send her to school. You want to give the gift to the person who's going to love it the most." ____________________________________________________________ _
The NPR has a very brief description of the benevolent Opera Winfrey opening a school in South Africa. Perhaps from this short article, we as readers can conclude that she simply just wanted to lend a hand to the kids in South Africa, however there is far more to the story then a reach for education, it is the “change the face of a nation” that wasn’t mentioned properly, then from the second article of MSNBC. Addition to the MSNBC news clip, how true is the...
Essay Outline (Cause and Effect)
Topic: "Those who do not study the past are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana
Is this statement relevant to teenagers? Why?
The New Age of Faith
1. Just as religion was blindly followed in the middle ages, so now science is blindly followed today.
2. Compare and Contrast- Peasants in the middle ages, blindly accepted the authority of priests whereas the urban peasants of today blindly accepts the authority of scientists.
Cause and Effect- The peasant illiteracy in the subject matter for him to rely on the expert who specializes in the special language of the subject.
3. - In the middle ages, because most people did not read or understand Latin, the language of religion, they took the words of their religions authorities on blind faith.
- similarly today, because most people do not understand math and physics, the language of science, we usually accept scientists on blind faith
- This is dangerous because just as medieval priests had great power, scientist have great power today.
- In fact, neither science nor religion can answer all the important questions by themselves. Both are required for a complete understanding of life.
The New Age of Faith (2)
1. In medieval times, we desperately went to priests and turned to religion whenever we needed faith or answers.
2. Compare and Contrast- The new age of faith...
Have you ever been involved in a home invasion? How did you protect yourself, or if this would happen have you thought about how you would protect yourself? This is a real concern in families’ minds across the nation. When I think of having a future family I think about how I would keep them safe. Growing up I never had to worry about this, because I knew that my parents would be able to protect me. The way my parents would and have protected me was with a gun. Today, gun control is a major concern in political campaigns across the nation. I will be talking about why we should keep our gun rights based on: home safety, illegal guns and the second amendment of the constitution.
We would agree that home safety is in the minds of most Americans, but no matter how hard we try to protect our homes it’s not always a realistic fact. According to fbi.gov, nationwide in 2010, there were an estimated 367,832 robberies. According to Gary Kleck, Ph.D. a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee and author of "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America" conducted a survey by random telephone sampling of 4,978 households in all the states except Alaska and Hawaii. Results indicating that American civilians use their firearms as often as 2.5 million times every year defending against a confrontation with a criminal, and that handguns alone account for up to 1.9 million defenses per year. My...
...Child abuse is defined as a variety of harmful behaviors directed against children. It can take many forms. Child abuse in general is a psychological problem or perversion of the abuser. The abuser is referred to as the perpetrator of abuse. Child abuse includes the following conditions:
Child sexual abuse
Emotional neglect and abuse
Although some cases of child abuse are obvious, many are not. Early recognition of child abuse is very important to get a child help and stop the abuse.
Child sexual abuse includes any activity that uses a child to create sexual gratification either in you or in others. Although the touching of children as a sign of affection and for hygiene is considered normal and necessary, there is a way to distinguish normal touching from child sexual abuse. The key is the intention by the perpetrator to be sexually aroused by the activity or the intention to create sexual arousal in others. The intent to use children in any way to create sexual arousal is illegal. This is criminal behavior that is aggressively prosecuted and severely punished by our legal system. Child sexual abuse can include a wide variety of activities. Some are obvious acts of sexual abuse and others must be evaluated to determine if they are designed to create sexual...
Child Abuse and Neglect
Almost one in every hundred children gets abused in the United States, and it happens every day. Child abuse is when a child is physically, sexually, emotionally, and mentally abused. Sexual exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and maltreatment are also forms of abuse. Physical abuse includes but not limited to, throwing kicking, burning, or cutting a child. Striking them with a closed fist; shaking them when they are under the age of three, interfering with their breathing, threatening them with a deadly weapon, or doing any other act that is likely to give the child bodily harm and other minor to major injuries to their health, welfare, and safety. Sexual abuse is committing or allowing to be committed to any sexual offense against a child as defined in the criminal code and sexual exploitations when a child is prostituted, being filming in pornographic acts, or being a part of a live action of pornographic acts. Neglect and maltreatment is when the child is not provided with an adequate amount of food, shelter, clothing, supervision, or healthcare. Abandonment is when a child is deserted by their guardian, left without food, water, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and medical healthcare, or when the guardian is just not doing things they are supposed to do for a child, they relieve...
...this is not true. In recent weeks, homosexual marriage has been a contentious topic, with a Supreme Court case and many Americans rallying around this cause. Conservatives believe that homosexual marriage should be banned but currently nine states have legalized homosexual marriage. The conformist revolution is gaining momentum with protests and as mentioned prior, a Supreme Court case. Legalizing gay marriage will cause social, economic and psychological benefits to unfold on a state and national level.
To begin, the social benefits of homosexual marriage are irrefutable. Most importantly, many more children will be adopted. In America alone, there are over 100,000 children awaiting adoption, not to mention children in under privileged countries from where many American couples currently adopt children. Because of obvious biological reasons, gay couples cannot have children, thus forcing the couple to adopt a child if they wish to have children. This makes gay couples the primary people who adopt children in America, right behind Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 120,000 children are adopted each year, but there are many more children waiting for adoption. Some people say that having just a single sex environment is detrimental to the child, because it denies the child of a mother or father role model. Well,...
...UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was brought into effect to recognise that Children needed their own set of specific human rights that should be protected and that these were a universal right not a privilege. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was drawn up and accepted by the UN in 1989. The UK government agreed to abide by the principles in 1991 and it was fully implemented in 1992. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most universally recognised set of standards for protecting the rights of children and numerous countries have agreed to abide by it. The Convention forms a set of articles that highlight the minimum entitlements of all children. These articles have been split into four main categories: the general requirements for all the rights; the basic rights to life, survival and development of one’s full potential; being kept safe from harm; and respecting the views of the child. The Convention also sets out minimum standards in areas such as health care, education and social services to protect those children’s rights. There are 54 articles in total that apply to all children with no exceptions, here are two examples; Article 19 states that all young people have the...
Belong to an individual or group of individuals as a consequence of being human. They refer to a wide continuum of values or capabilities thought to enhance human life and declared to be universal in character, in some sense equally claimed for all human being.
Refer to persons below 18 years of age or those over but are unable to fully take care of themselves or protect themselves, from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation, or discrimination because of physical or mental disability or condition.
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
4 categories of childrights
1. Survival (mabuhay)
2. Development (umunland)
3. Protection (Maproteksyonan)
4. Participation (Makilahaok)
Rights of EVERY CHILD
* To be born, have a name and a nationality
* To have a family who will love and care for him/her
* To live in peaceful community and a wholesome environment
* To have a adequate food and a healthy and active body
* To obtain a good education and develop one’s potential
* To be given opportunities for play and leisure
* To be protected against abuse, exploitation, neglect, violence and danger
* To be defended and given assistance by the government
* To be able to express my own views
KINDS OF CHILD ABUSE
Child Abuse – refers to a maltreatment whether habitual or not to a child...
There are many ways to instill quality values into your child, but abuse is not one of them. Abuse creates fear and destroys self-confidence, as well as a loss of trust in parents, and adults alike. Some argue that physical contact is necessary if you want to make the child learn something, but I disagree. Child abuse is unjust, and there are many alternatives that can help to discipline yourchild without physically harming them.
To begin with, people do not have to hit children to make them understand a concept. Even if the child is being punished for something as serious as a federal offense, it doesn’t warrant abuse. If you want a child to learn things the way you teach it to them, then you have to build their trust, and hitting them is not going to solve anything. According to the National Child Abuse Statistics, more than five children die every day due to child abuse. Physical discipline leads to child abuse, so it cannot be practiced. In addition, the fear created from child abuse has many repercussions. The child will be afraid of all adults, including authority, and cause the child to become anti-social. Therefore, because of abuse, the child’s social future is automatically at risk. Also, the lack of trust the victim has in his/her...