“Between 2001 and 2009, the number of kids under 19 visiting emergency rooms for concussions each year increased by 62 percent.” (Source #1,pg.1) More evidence states that, “...Pee Wee and Pop Warner players sustain from 240 to 585 head hits per season between ages 9 and 12, a critical period of brain development.”(Source #2,pg.4) This supports the claim that kids should not be able to play football because it is very dangerous and risky. The effects of playing football can cause life long injuries like brain damage and concussions. Due to this, youths should not be able to play football.
There have been multiple cases of kids getting their parents guns and accidentally shoot somebody else or themselves. In the year 2015 at least 265 people were accidentally shot by kids. Guns are not safe for children to have because there could be school shooting, they can rob stores,and banks, and that can be very dangerous. 13 people at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.” Twelve students and one teacher were killed by students Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18”. (CNN) There are 20 high school clay target leagues throughout the U.S.
The Hunger games are ways to show how much power the capitol has as well as the punishment for the rebellion that happened 74 years ago as I mentioned before that “In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate.” That means every year, they chose two “tributes” (both ages 12 to 18, one male, one female) from each district, who are forced to fight to the death. Unfortunately, this is what happens where the way to control the people using the children to kill each other as entertainment. This makes us hate each other, and the other districts, spread violence, enmities, and cruelties. As I said, “Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch — This is Capitol 's way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy!” which seems the main purpose is to remind the Districts how weak we are — and that their deaths are televised entertainment. In addition, “whatever words they use, the real message is clear.
These terms soon turned parents into a troop of angry citizens that demanded justice and answers to their accusations. In accordance with David Scott, author of the article “Virginia Mc Martin Dies at 88; Figure in Case on Child Abuse”, it was suggested that this letters contaminated the case from the beginning. In the letter, they could find the name of Raymond Buckey causing hysteria among the children’s parents. Five employees of the daycare were taken into custody and charged with over 120 counts of child abuse that in the end turned to 321 charges involving 49 children. The news of the case soon spread throughout the country.
MKUltra was suspected by many Americans from stories, reports, and claims by its victims. Millions of dollars was spent on this huge, extremely, Illegal activity ran and funded by the government. But what is it? MK-Ultra was created by the American government to test new drugs on people to mentally make them weaker, and even torture them. They would study it to see if it worked in interrogation rooms and to see if mind control was possible.
In the last decade, progress has been made in establishing criminal responsibility for the recruitment and use of child soldiers. The Child Soldier Accountability Act is a positive next step as it would enable the US to prosecute military commanders who recruit or use child soldiers under the age of 15, whether committed here or abroad by either US citizens or non-citizens present in the United States. Human Rights Watch has investigated the recruitment and use of children as soldiers in over a dozen countries since 1994. We have documented the recruitment of children as young as eight into both paramilitary and guerilla forces in Colombia, the kidnapping of children by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda, including the use of girls
The Taliban has been accused of child recruitment and training. It is said that they have been recruiting children for a long time, and their numbers have risen since mid-2015. Their current use of child soldiers is under violation of the international prohibition on the use of child soldiers. Afghanistan is a Middle Eastern country that is approximately the size of Texas. The country mostly consists of mountains and valleys, and the southwest mostly consisting of desert land.
It disturbed children though, make them act very aggressive and easily harmful the other people around them. Nowadays, every family always have the television in their house, and the typical American child will view more than 200.000 acts of violence, including more than 16,000 murders before age 18 (“The Impact of Media Violence…”). Television is a necessary thing that every family needs, but violent media has made television become a perfect tool for poisoned children through violence show. Before age 4, children are unable to distinguish between fact and fantasy and may view violence as an ordinary occurrence. (“The Impact of Media Violence…”).
This literary piece “The Making and Unmaking of a child soldier” by Ishmael Beah, unravels aspects of the world often looked over. The book opens an eye on how child soldiers are used as spawn for civil wars for ruthless warlords over drug empires in Sierra Leone. Children are forced to become soldiers to serve for military and save their country, Sierra Leone. Child soldiers are also forced to work and there are many different jobs which are given to child soldiers. At the age of fifteen, most of the children are forced to join in military including guerilla or rebel militaries are recruited by force into becoming soldiers Ismael Beah is one of them.
The country is known for its excessive use of children as soldiers. As told by foreignpolicy.com, “Approximately two hundred and fifty thousand children under the age of eighteen are thought to be fighting in conflicts around the world. In Pakistan, a disturbing number of suicide bombers are between twelve and eighteen years old, about ninety percent.” These children soldiers can be used as suicide bombers, sexual bait, messengers and spies. There are even reports of children under the age of ten being forced to become a child soldier. But, some children do willingly join the armed forces in order to work for their country.