The use of child soldiers in Afghanistan is a human rights violation for many reasons. First, children that are used as soldiers are constantly put in dangerous situations. Second, war has a devastating psychological impact on children who are forced to fight. To start, there are many dangerous situations that child soldiers are forced into. First of all, child soldiers undergo malnourishment, causing them to be less likely to survive in war.
Despite the fact that some people believe child soldiers are replicas or replicate child criminals, child soldiers should be given amnesty because they aren't morally responsible for their actions, they are forced into fighting, and the goal should be to rehabilitate the child soldiers and not to punish them. First of all, child soldiers should not be held accountable for their actions during wartime. While it is well known that children make imperfect decisions all the time, there is a scientific reasoning to this phenomena. Studies show that “the section of the brain known as the frontal lobes controls decision making and only fully develops well into your 20's. Children simply lack the ability to think of the long-term consequences of their actions” (Invisible Children).
Various groups of young children all around the world are wasting their time and even money on certain, nonessential games that aren’t worth it. Not all games are worth playing because, they lower some of the students’ confidence levels, encourage the stronger players to pick on the weak, leaving them without any chance to play, and the weak can’t defend themselves through all of it. Article, Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education by NASP and television clip from Freaks and Geeks both address/display the unimportance of one of these games, dodgeball. These reasons provide more than enough proof to eliminate these useless games for good. Most of these unnecessary games lower other's’ confidence in themselves.
Having non-educated workers provided little to no help for the children, as the social workers were not able to understand or provide appropriate advice for the children in times of need, as their lack of knowledge of the origin of the child(ren) made them useless. Foster homes were claimed to be “better for the children”, but now it is evident that it was an excuse for the Euro-Canadians to stomp out the Native Heritage in Canada. By the 1970’s, approximately 70% of Aboriginal children were taken and placed into Non-Aboriginal homes. The Indigenous children who were taken in began to deal with many social issues themselves . Examples of the impacts of the welfare system on Aboriginal children were that they grew up in conditions of suppressed identity and abuse, experienced psychological and emotional problems, and felt like they did not belong, as they did not fit in the Euro-Canadian society, nor the Aboriginal society.
However, the middle children may also suffer from esteem issues due to the lack of attention or uniqueness, and usually dislike conflict resulting in them being taken advantage of by those close to them (Salmon and Schumann 17). While it appears that the middle Griffin child is not brilliant, due to suffering from a learning disability, he is more perceptive (deduced that Herbert may be a pedophile when he volunteered to babysit the Griffin children), and even an excellent student once he became chemically castrated. Chris embodies the middle child characteristics like suffering from insufficient attention, such as the fact that while appearing on promotional
The novel “Trauma and Recovery,” by Judith Herman, goes into detail regarding the topic of captivity and how it can intensify the trauma one has endured for a period of time. We can demonstrate the idea of captivity, specifically the captivity of children, through a major current event that has been an issue for years—children of war. Most children of war are abducted at a very young age to be forcibly recruited as soldiers risking their lives as enemy shield. These children are tormented, abused, raped, and used for malicious personal gain. I am certain that it is their vulnerability as children that leaves them
There are over two hundred fifty thousand child soldiers in the world today (Bleasdale, Child Soldiers)! Though, child soldiers are not prevalent in developed nations, children in developing countries are in danger of being kidnapped and being forced against their will to fight for a cause they know nothing about. There have been child soldiers since before world war one (Child Soldiers) which is still continuing due to their effectiveness. Effective child soldiers are those that do not have any qualms following orders and are willing to commit any act whereas regular soldiers allow their morals to control their actions. In addition, effective child soldiers are those that not only think for themselves, but those that are able to plan and
Most are younger than fifteen and do not know what they are getting themselves into. In the article, “Should Child Soldiers be Prosecuted for Their Crimes?” by Johannesburg, it states “Children are often desired as recruits because they can be easily intimidated and indoctrinated. They lack the mental maturity and judgment to express consent or to fully understand the implications of their actions… and are pushed by their adult commanders into perpetrating atrocities,” the report said. This quote shows us why so many armies are recruiting children to fight. Children of younger ages don’t really have the power to fight back adults and with undeveloped minds, they can be easily made to do something that they don’t really want to do.
She mentioned the lack of motherhood experience for her first child which ironically means every first child in the world has to suffer. Similarly she was careless on having her first child when she was not fully secured economically and matured enough. Also she and her husband didn’t give enough time to mature their relationship before having child because of which she was left alone to care for the baby. Above all this she keeps on giving birth to other four children after her second marriage because of which she missed the opportunity to provide enough love and attention to Emily. Instead of giving birth to second child if she had focused on first child she could have possibly prevented Emily from going through rough childhood and also could have replaced those absences on her early childhood.
Lord of the Files Most children take for granted or do not appreciate the guidance of an adult presence, whereas “Lord of the Flies” conveys why adults are vital for survival. The children attempt to have a government but fail when cracks in the system are exposed. These “cracks” are most likely caused by the lack of adult wisdom and experience. When Jack and some of the other boys rebel against the little authority there is, priorities are eventually lost. This is because there is no control or motivation, often offered by adults, in place.
Where the child soldiers are, and the kids in america are two different places. In america we don’t send kids into war, and abuse isn’t looked over in court. In war ridden places child soldiers have faced war, abuse, and seen things american kids couldn’t even imagine. American kid criminals, and child soldiers are two different situations. Child soldiers both girls, and boys go through abuse, manipulation, and sometimes sexual assault.