CHILDREN SAID

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

On 10.15.2012. representative of the Ombudsman for Children together with a representative of the OSCE, and by invitation of Local Democracy Agency Prijedor in elementary school "Desanka Maksimović" Prijedor in ninth grade have held a workshoop on the topic "Be acqiainted with the childre`s rights", and subtopics of this lecture were: "Children and the Internet" and "The role and importance of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child"

Citizens Association Local Democracy Agency Prijedor has organized the European Local Democracy Week 2012. "Human rights for the greater community participation" in the municipality of Prijedor, which is being held from October 15-21.2012. (http://sedl.alnetis.fr/en/136-local-democracy-agency-prijedor/).

The Ombudsman for Children within its juridiction introduces children with the manner of excercising and protection of their rights and interests and supports and participates in activities aimed at improving the status of children in society.

The aim of the workshop was to give students basic informationabout the rightsof the child and to familiarizethem with Articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol thereto. Students showed that they know a lot about their rights, that they know about their obligations but they do not think that others like their classmates or parents, teacher also have rights.

On this occasion, it was discussed with students about the use of the Internet, and it was pointed to them how to communicate properly when using the Internet, which means communicating carefully, what is not allowed to do on the Internet, and who to contact in situations if they have a problem on the Internet.