As any human being children have rights. And these rights are nothing but human rights with some special protection and care given to the young ones (children). These rights are the right to associate with both biological parents, human identity as well as the basic needs such as shelter, water, food, education, criminal laws appropriate to their age and health care. Children’s rights are very large and respectful to each society. However, most society agrees that we should allow children to be free from being mentally, emotionally, and physically abused. In most developing countries the rights of children are being neglected. Rights may be described as legally recognized privileges that are granted to a person for his proper physical, mental and spiritual growth and development towards the realization of his best self. The Geneva Convention of the United Nations has identified some basic rights for the children. These are (i) right to protection from all kinds of threats, (ii) right to live and survive, (iii) right to education, (iv) right to healthy physical and mental development, (v) right to health and hygiene and (vi) right not to be forced into labor. Thus the children should be protected from all kinds of threats. The society should ensure and maintain such conditions as would safeguard them against all situations that might endanger their life and survival. They should be provided with food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care. At the same time, they should be given opportunities to cultivate virtues and imbibe good thoughts. In fact, adequate care should be taken in all respects so that the children can enjoy their rights and grow up to be useful citizens and worthy men.
In general, all around the world Children do not have the right to make major decisions in their life. Most of the decisions that affect the children are made by their parents or guardians such as teachers, social workers, etc…So because of this lack of decision making, children are sometimes abused and exploited for the benefit of their guardians. And as a result, the child is both mentally and psychologically harmed. For this reason, governmental and non-governmental organizations and their expertise are trying to overcome this crucial social problem by making laws that protect the children from being harmed by their guardians and the society they are living in. Furthermore, these organizations make sure that children get basic necessities like education, food, shelter, etc…In a sufficient and proper way.