Flashcards in Term 2 - Feelings, Friends, and Abuse Deck (25):
What is the Bill of Rights
A set of rules in the South African Constitution that protects your rights as a child.
What is the Constitution?
The highest law in SA
What does it mean when a child's rights are violated?
The Bill of Rights (set of rules to protect children) is not obeyed or followed.
Explain stereotype and give an example.
When you say that all people who belong to a particular group are the same.
Peter is so short he will never be able to shoot a goal.
Explain bias and give an example.
You like or dislike someone for no good reason.
I don't like Annie because she has red hair.
Explain discrimination and give an example.
If you discriminate against someone, you treat the person in an unfair way.
Suzie must do the dishes because she is a girl.
Name the children's rights according to the Bill of Rights
The rights to:
1. a name
3. be safe
4. an education
7. a clean environment
Why is forgiveness so important?
It helps people to live in harmony with one another.
The ability to forgive frees us from guilt and helps us not be angry and bitter.
Name the 3 steps in protecting yourself and others from violations of children's rights
1. Recognise (know your rights and when they are violated)
2. Respond (ask the person to stop doing it)
3. Report (if the person doesn't listen, tell an adult)
Where to find help when your rights are violated
Tell an adult
Call Childline 08000 55555
Call Safeline 08000 355531
Name two famous (SA) people who stood up for children's rights
Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel.
They won the World Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child in 2009.
When does abuse start?
When trust is broken.
What is child abuse?
1. Physical abuse (hitting, kicking, biting, choking, physical punishment)
2. Emotional abuse (threatening someone or make someone feel bad about him/herself)
3. Sexual abuse (forcing someone to touch or be touched in a way that makes that person feel uncomfortable and violated)
4. Neglect (when an adult does not take proper care of a child)
Ways to protect yourself and others from abuse
* Trust your feelings (the little voice inside you that tells you when something is not right)
* Be aware of tricky people
* Cut the conversation (Just say "NO" and get out of there.)
* Yell, yell, yell
* Take 3 steps back and run to where you feel safe
* Tell (not tattling but a brave and right thing to do)
How can abuse affect (influence) you?
- changes your relationship with others
- changes how you feel about yourself
- changes how healthy your body is
- changes how well you do at school
- changes how you behave
Can abuse be your own fault?
What is the difference between good and bad secrets?
Good: fun secrets that make you happy
eg. birthday present secrets. They will never make you feel uncomfortable, bad or worried.
Bad: Secrets that make you feel uncomfortable, worried, guilty, sad.
eg someone hurts you or touches you or makes you do things and asks you not to tell.
Difference between a good touch and a bad touch
Good touch: Makes you feel warm and happy
Bad touch: Makes you feel scared and bad
What do you do about bad secrets or bad touches?
Tell someone you trust. It is the bravest thing to do.
Where are children placed to be protected from abuse, children who's families cannot look after them anymore?
SA have many SOS Children's Villages
Name the 4 principles of the SOS Children's Villages
1. Each child needs a mother
2. Grows up most naturally with brothers and sisters
3. in their own house (own culture and religion)
4. within a supportive village environment
Name one important programme at the SOS Villages
The PAT (Pets as Therapy) programme.
Children are encouraged to form close relationships with dogs.
Safety tips in violent situations
# Listen to your feelings
#Always walk in pairs
# Watch and listen to what is going on around you
# Tell people where you are going
Where can you report child abuse?
Child Welfare SA (CWSA)
Telephone number 086 14 CHILD