Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nickelodeon's Declaration of Kids' Rights | June 7, 1990

In the course of history, it has become clear that all people are born with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, these rights haven't always applied to kids.

On Thursday 7th June 1990, as part of the opening of Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, unveiled "Nickelodeon's Declaration of Kids' Rights", a important document, below, inspired by the USA's Bill of Rights that proclaims to the world that kids have rights, too!:

Nickelodeon's Declaration of Kids' Rights

June 7, 1990



In the course of history, it has become pretty clear that all people are born with certain inalienable rights; among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But these rights haven't always applied to kids.

And that stinks!

Now, 200 years after the creation of America's Bill of Rights, this declaration proclaims to the world that you have rights too:

You have the right to be seen, heard and respected as a citizen of the world.

You have the right to a world that's peaceful and an environment that's not spoiled.

You have the right to be treated with equality; regardless of race, religion, nationality, sex, personality, grades or size.

You have the right to make mistakes without someone making you feel like a jerkhead.

You have the right to be protected from harm, injustice and hatred.

You have the right to an education that prepares you to run the world when it's your turn.

You have the right to your opinions and feelings, even if others don't agree with them.

So there!

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Nickelodeon's Declaration of Kids' Rights transforms America's traditional Bill of Rights into something potent and meaningful for kids. It uses language that doesn't patronize kids, but empowers them.

To uphold "Nickelodeon's Declaration of Kids' Rights", Nickelodeon also took the following oath:

We, the People of Nickelodeon,
in order to form
a more perfect world for kids,
promise to:

provide the best in kids' entertainment
protect kids' rights, and
promote the cause of kids everywhere!

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Sources: Nickelodeon Creative Lab, Google Books, Google.co.uk, Dictionary.com.
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