I have the right to be treated with care and understanding. This means: I have the right to express my ideas, feelings and opinions. No one should laugh at me or intentionally try to hurt my feelings.
I have the right to say no. This means: I have the right to say no to another young person or to an adult when asked to do something wrong or dangerous or that does not seem right to me.
I have the right to be respected as a person. This means: I have the right to be treated fairly even though my skin color may be different or though I am overweight or thin, tall or short, or a male or female.
I have the right to hear what is being said and the right to be heard. This means: I have the right to talk when it is my turn and listen to another person talk without people shouting or making noise. I will listen when another person is talking without interrupting them.
I have the right to be safe. This means: No person shall hit, kick, push, pinch me, or try to touch me in ways that make me uncomfortable. No one has the right to damage my emotional safety by putting me down in any way or by discounting or belittling my thoughts, feelings or opinions.
I have the right to learn about myself. This means: I am proud of the things I do well. I try to learn well the things I must do and to keep from negatively criticizing other people or myself.