And what of these children's rights? (was RE: [LINK] Messages to
be monitored before going to schools)
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 09:58:59 +1100
Monitoring of children's communication? Ahem!
Article 13 of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child:
1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this
right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart
information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers,
either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or
through any other media of the child's choice.
2. The exercise of this right may be subject to certain
restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by
law and are necessary:
(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others; or
(b) For the protection of national security or of public order
(ordre public), or of public health or morals.
You'll have to follow the link to the full text. If you try to open
the page directly (i.e. not with the frames around it) you get
bounced back to the framed version.
I'm not sure that blanket monitoring of all students' communication
helps preserve their rights. Have any of the articles so far
addressed these concerns?
The only states which haven't ratified this Convention are Somalia
and ("Ahem!" again) the United States.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely
and rapidly ratified human rights treaty in history.
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