Children

Your Rights

  • 4 min read

Do children have rights? Of course! Rights are things that every child in the world should be able to do or have. The most basic rights are Food, Clothing, Shelter and Education. This means that the adults who are responsible for you must provide food for you to eat, clothes for you to wear, a place for you to live, and the opportunity for you to go to school. There is an organization which is committed to maintaining peace among nations, and looks out for the human rights of the people in the world. Trinidad and Tobago is part of… 

Music

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Music can affect us Today music is a necessity in many people’s lives.  People listen to music all the time, from students who listen to it at social gatherings, adults driving to work, and those who listen to music to plainly enjoy life. Our point is every day, almost everyone will encounter music whether intentionally or voluntarily as it surrounds us. Music is used in many different ways. Some people use it as an outlet of expression and people use music to identify with who they are.   Nowadays, music has a major impact on children’s lives everywhere. Teens begin… 

Video Games

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Video games were first introduced in the 1970s and have now become an invariable source of fun and entertainment for children. This virtual world has become a place of fantasy, where they are rewarded for every game they win. Nowadays, video games can be seen in almost all homes, with children having their own individual video game consoles and play stations. There are basically five varieties of video games including sports, general entertainment, fantasy violence, educational games and human violence. Positive Effects of Video Games on Children Video games that have educational content have been proven to have a positive… 

Internet

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Keeping yourself Safe Let’s face it – when it comes to the Net, today’s children and teens know much more than their parents. It’s no big deal being able to surf the Net, to be in a Chat room and text friends on your mobile all at the same time! Today though, the internet has become a place for predators and bullies, and children and teens need to know how to keep themselves SAFE!! Social Networking Safety Teens and young adults have flocked to so-called social-networking sites, to the extent that children who don’t have a profile are becoming the… 

Racism

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What is racism? Racism can be defined as the belief that physical differences in human characteristics or ability, cultural differences makes a particular race superior to others. It can also be described as discrimination or prejudice based on race. Discrimination can also be based on religious beliefs, background, culture, location and many other things. Everyone has the right to feel comfortable about who they are, and not be judged according to what they look like.   What are some of the signs of racism? Discriminatory practices by one person or a group of persons targeting members of specific groups of… 

Being a Good Student

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How to be a Good Student Not all people are born good students but good students can be created from developing good study habits. Being a good student takes a lot of things, but to be a good student one will always have to persevere (be persistent, refuse to stop). There are always going to be times when you get knocked down, and you will want to give up, BUT you have to get back up again. You have to be able to fight through the down times and think about what you want to achieve. It is said that… 

Bullying

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What is Bullying? Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power or control over another person. There are many ways that someone can be bullied: Verbally- such as name-calling, put downs, threats, teasing. Physically- being punched, tripped, kicked or having your belongings (lunch, money, books) stolen or damaged. Socially- being left out, or ignored, or having rumours spread about you. Psychologically- you are given ‘dirty’ looks, or ‘bad eye’, or ‘cut eye’; or stalked (have someone follow you in a threatening way)   Bullying can happen anywhere! It can be a problem: At School In the… 

Exam Tips

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What Is Stress? Stress is what you feel when you are worried or uncomfortable about something. This worry in your mind can make your body feel bad. You may feel angry, frustrated, scared, or afraid — which can give you a stomachache or a headache or even make you feel as if you want to throw up.   What is exam stress? Exam stress is a feeling of pressure that many young people feel coming up to exam/test time. It usually occurs during the revision period before exams and immediately before the exams themselves. Stress is defined as an individual’s… 

Peer Pressure

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So what is peer pressure? It is not uncommon to want to be a part of a group and feel like we belong in our community. Peers influence your life, even if you don’t realize it, just by spending time with you. You learn from them, and they learn from you. It’s only human nature to listen to and learn from other people in your age group. Peer pressure can happen when we are influenced to do something by our peer group.  The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a person’s self-identity, self-esteem, and self-reliance. The… 

Death of a Loved One

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Death of A Loved One The loss of a parent or close family member can be devastating to children. They need help and support so that they can move on in a healthy balanced manner. The most important thing to recognize is that every child responds to death differently. It is OK for you to deal with your loss however you feel most comfortable. You don’t have to hold in the tears just because that’s what you see your brother doing. You don’t have to cry out loudly just because that’s what you see your Aunty doing. You are an…