“ Prosecution of a child should always be regarded as a measure of last resort and the purpose of any sentence should be to rehabilitate and reintegrate the child into society”(Johannesburg). Some children will never be able to recover but that doesn't mean we can't help them. Some believe kids should get amnesty without a second look. Children are being taken out of their home and watching their families being killed. “ Children are often forced into fighting and have little choice over whether or not they enlist”.
Child soldiers are found in many countries around the world such as Iraq, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan and many more. Many child soldiers are born into poor families where they do not get any food, so they are encouraged to go fight because they get food and shelter when they fight in the army and children who are not forced to be soldiers volunteer themselves because they feel social pressure. Despite the fact that people think child soldiers should not be given, I believe that child soldiers should be given amnesty because they are forced into fighting, the commanders give them things that influence them to kill people, and they should not prosecuted and put into rehabilitation. First, child soldiers are forced into fighting for the armed forces. Most of the time they do not have a choice in whether or not they get to fight.
In some parts of the world, such as the Middle East, there is tremendous dispute over child soldiers. Child soldiers join the military and are valuable assets, as their minds can be easily intimidated. Child soldiers can be as young as eight, and they serve in government forces. They fight in the front lines, participate in suicide missions, and can act as spies, messengers, or lookouts. Although some believe that child soldiers shouldn’t be given amnesty, they should because of their age, what they have endured in the past, and their mental effects.
The wide spectrum for the desire to own resources in many countries has produced a raging armed conflict. For instance, developing countries like, Africa are the most vulnerable to face constant wars due to the lack of resources. Consequently, a new source is being used to battle the rivalries for the reoccurring conflict. Ismael Beah’s book, A Long Way Gone, reveals in detail that child soldiers are the newest source used in the armed conflict. His book, also demonstrates his experience as a child soldier, fighting for the Sierra Leone Armed Services at the age of twelve.
It promotes discipline and public service in the youth. Youth who have no direction or drop out of school due to bad behavior can learn essential life skills when joining the military. They learn about responsibility, working for a greater cause, and protecting freedom. List of Disadvantages of the Military Draft 1. It violates individual liberties.
Child soldiers are kids that have been taken from their homes, given drugs, then given weapons. They must live as soldiers. They are thought to kill, or be killed. Can you imagine someone burning down your house, then taking you to kill for them? There is much debate over whether child soldiers should be allowed into the US.
When you are picturing men fighting for a country, you don't picture men that don't care about the country, you picture men you have a deep love for their country and the people in it. The people fighting for your country should be dedicated to your country, because at any moment and time they can escape and turn on you revealing all the military plans set into play. Men in the military fight every day and every night for our country you have to be seriously dedicated to fight for three or four days at a time with little to no rest. For example, within a physical education class it is mandatory for you to run within the class so they don't take it seriously. While a track athlete is choosing to go to practice and be on the team so they are working hard every day to stay on the
The coach stating each players strength on the team as they hand them the award could give a powerful message to the children, showing them that they have control over their success. Sadly however, most participation trophies don't work this way. They just blatantly hand them out to the children without any explanation other than “you were a part of the team!” In the end, however, all of the lessons taught from getting a participation trophy could be taught stronger without them. Sports at a young age should be about learning about the basics of the sport anyways and not about the rewards you get from
This is an important moment in the memoir because this is the main story in the book and one of the reasons why it was written. One quote from the book that epitomizes this aspect of the book is “Over and over in our training he would say the same sentence: Visualize the enemy, the rebels who killed your parents, your family and those who are responsible for everything that has happened to you.” This quote is important because it shows the reader how Ishmael and a bunch of other children were trained and brainwashed into fighting. In conclusion, Ishmael’s training into becoming a soldier was difficult as he was fed with the ideas of killing the rebels that killed the people he loved and cared
School shootings are an increasing issue in the United States, considering there have been over eighteen in 2018. So why don’t you hand everyone on U.S. soil military guns? Even psychotic individuals who take pleasure in murdering innocent children. School districts need to promote the idea of carrying military guns to your teachers to serve and protect your children; to increase the probability of teachers with AR-15’s, you must offer rewards. Taking this action of emphasizing the importance of concealing AR-15’s amongst faculty not only benefits the school safety but you as an impressionable-adolescent student: offering lethal weapons, background knowledge, and experience to all students during school will inherently increase safety.
Emmaline Hughes Mrs. Toews English 1 4 Oct. 2015 Are guns really the safest option? Are my children safe when I send them off to school? This question is one of the many that parents are asking themselves as the new law in some states is being passed about teachers carrying firearms in their classrooms. There are definitely two sides to the argument of teachers carrying weapons in the school. One side of the argument is yes, teachers should be armed at all times.
Buergenthal tells a story that is not similar to Elie Wiesel, although they tell of the same event. This book is not intended to expose the horrors of the camps, but to rather show how a child was able to conquer all those horrors and come out on the other side, willing to stand up for anything that seems unjust. It is because of people like Thomas Buergenthal that violations of human rights are taken more seriously than ever, which is expected. From beginning to end, it is inspiring and allows the true resiliency of all children to shine
Growing up in America we live a pretty normal life. We are taught the differences between what is right in society, and what is wrong. Children who live where war rages on, are not taught that. And recruiters do not care about what kids are taught. Only that they know who are the enemy, and how to kill.
Now the schools and states are taking matters into their own hands by designing and adopting new programs to increase survival in case of a shooter. Schools are teaching young children to high school how to defend against a shooter and it is not a viable method of dealing with school shootings. Schools are taking matters into their own hand and installing programs to respond to shooter in an aggressive manner such as A.L.I.C.E, which stands for