Just Say No!

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Rights
Malama

My Rights

I HAVE A RIGHT TO BE HAPPY AND TO BE TREATED WITH CARE AND UNDERSTANDING.

This means: I should be able to express my ideas and that no one should laugh at me or hurt my feelings.

I HAVE A RIGHT TO BE RESPECTED AS A PERSON.

This means: I should be treated fairly even though my skin color may be different or though I am fat or thin, tall or short, or a girl or boy.

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE.

This means: No person should hit, kick, push, or pinch me, or try to touch me in ways that make me feel uncomfortable.

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO.

This means: I am able to say no to another person or to an adult when asked to do something that is wrong or dangerous or does not seem right to me.

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO HEAR WHAT IS BEING SAID AND A RIGHT TO BE HEARD.

This means: I should be able to talk when it is my turn, listen when another person is talking, and keep from shouting or making noise when people are talking or trying to listen.

I HAVE A RIGHT TO LEARN ABOUT MYSELF.

This means: I should be proud of the things I do well, try to learn well the things I must do, and keep from putting myself down or criticizing other people. Last updated 27 February 1999

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