Flashcards in Rights and Responsibilities 1 Deck (15):
What does the term 'right' mean?
Something we are all entitled to
(these are sometimes referred to as freedom)
What does the term 'responsibility' mean?
Your duty or expected to do
Explain how a right differs from a responsibility?
Rights protect us
Responsibilities control what we do
Moral right and example
What we expect from others in certain situation
E.g. We expect our parents to look after us if we are ill
Moral responsibility and example
What we should do to support other in certain situations
E.g. We should help our parent keep the house tidy
Legal right and example
What we can do according to the laws of the land
E.g. Everyone has the right to go to public place such as parks, hotels and restaurants
Legal responsibility and example
What we are responsible for according to the laws of the land
E.g. Employers have the responsibility to make sure their workplace is free from discrimination and harassment.
Rights at birth
• Have a passport
• Open a bank account with an adult
Rights at 14
• Got to bar and order soft drinks
• Legally responsible for any crime that you commit (10+)
• Can get fine for a maximum of £1,000
Rights at 16
• Have sex, as long as your parent is also 16+
• Apply for legal aid to help defend or prosecute a case in court
Rights at 18
• Vote in local and general election
• Have a tattoo
• Make a will
• Stand for election as a MP, local councillor or Mayor
What is 'parental responsibility'?
The rights and responsibilities that parents have towards their children
• Duty to care for their child and the power to make all the appropriate decisions over his or her upbringing.
• Care for children's physical, moral and emotional needs
An example of a legal right parent has
• Select a name for the child
• Spend time with the child
• Allowing the father to sign and birth register or apply parental responsibility
Give an example of what parents are legally responsible for.
• Support and care
• Guidance and discipline
• Health care