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Children's Safety Is Solely The Parents' Responsibiity (debate)
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Posted 2/24/08 , edited 3/2/08
what do you think is it? or is it not?
Posted 2/24/08
I don`t think so . Some children are smart enough to know what to do and what not to do .
For example , a 5 year old would know not to play with fire .
If the kid does , I think it`s the kid`s fault . His / her parents said not to play with fire .

I think you should place an opinion .
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Posted 2/24/08

snow-chibi wrote:

I don`t think so . Some children are smart enough to know what to do and what not to do .
For example , a 5 year old would know not to play with fire .
If the kid does , I think it`s the kid`s fault . His / her parents said not to play with fire .

I think you should place an opinion .


i think yes... parents should watch out for their kids.. they should be responsible enough in knowing where they are or they will be...keep your house accident free and as for young teen who slip out of the house in the middle of the night shouldn't the parents keep watch of their children instead of snoring so hard? making sure their children are asleep on bed before snuggling themselves? whats the use with technology? ahmm cellphones for contacts? a parents responsibility should not be given to a nanny or maid

Posted 2/24/08

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i think yes... parents should watch out for their kids.. they should be responsible enough in knowing where they are or they will be...keep your house accident free and as for young teen who slip out of the house in the middle of the night shouldn't the parents keep watch of their children instead of snoring so hard? making sure their children are asleep on bed before snuggling themselves? whats the use with technology? ahmm cellphones for contacts? a parents responsibility should not be given to a nanny or maid


A teen will do what a teen will do . If a teen kills a person , would the parents take the blame ?
Of course they won`t . The teen will go to jail because it was the teen`s decision to kill .
A teen smokes . It`s the teen`s choice if he or she wants to smoke .
Sure parents should watch out for their children but that`s were the other part of responsibility
comes in . The teen would be responsible for his or her well-being when he or she is old enough .
You don`t see parents stalking their 16 year old child , do you ? Parents give their children
freedom because it`s what they want . All they have to do is trust the child and pray that
they thought their child the right ethics . Pray that the child knows what is right and wrong
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Posted 2/24/08

snow-chibi wrote:


toorzz2 wrote:

i think yes... parents should watch out for their kids.. they should be responsible enough in knowing where they are or they will be...keep your house accident free and as for young teen who slip out of the house in the middle of the night shouldn't the parents keep watch of their children instead of snoring so hard? making sure their children are asleep on bed before snuggling themselves? whats the use with technology? ahmm cellphones for contacts? a parents responsibility should not be given to a nanny or maid


A teen will do what a teen will do . If a teen kills a person , would the parents take the blame ?
Of course they won`t . The teen will go to jail because it was the teen`s decision to kill .
A teen smokes . It`s the teen`s choice if he or she wants to smoke .
Sure parents should watch out for their children but that`s were the other part of responsibility
comes in . The teen would be responsible for his or her well-being when he or she is old enough .
You don`t see parents stalking their 16 year old child , do you ? Parents give their children
freedom because it`s what they want . All they have to do is trust the child and pray that
they thought their child the right ethics . Pray that the child knows what is right and wrong



A child who has taken such actions has not been guided by the parents rightly.. a teen who has grown with guidance since childhood would live a rightful way
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Posted 2/24/08
its apart of everything. i feel how feel cause of my family. i think how i think cause of my friends. i am how i am because of everyone.
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Posted 2/24/08
I feel like colouring all my text whilst making no sense whatsoever as I reply to this, but I wont.


toorzz2 wrote:

A child who has taken such actions has not been guided by the parents rightly.. a teen who has grown with guidance since childhood would live a rightful way


I would agree with that, to a very safe extent. I'll concentrate on teens for the moment. Being a teenager myself, I find myself quite grateful for my parents to have brought me up as I am to have some sense which some others may lack, however, I can't say for sure that it was all to their doing. In fact, I think they either sheltered me a little too much, or they weren't familiar with the things that I have come to learn about, such as streetsmarts for one.
Anyway, the extent of parent responsibility would be determined by the living environment, probably.
I think I've lost the plot of what I was talking about but I think there comes a certain age where the teen should start to control their own life more so than their parent, and that is when some kids fuck up due to their environment and what it is to be "cool". At that stage, I don't think it would be the parents fault.
On the other side of things, there are teens who seem to have some pretty unworthy (to put it simply) parents, but turn out quite good. Wonder what happened there...

So I guess it's to do with context..
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Posted 2/24/08
I think parents are in no way responsible for their children's actions, yes parents should guild their kids but everyone is their own person and makes their own decisions no matter how they were raised.

I will admit that SOME parents could be held partially responsible for their children if they abuse their children and their children act out as a result and do something wrong, but back to my 1st point, everyone makes their OWN decisions.

I've done a lot of bad things and have been to jail for various things but those were my own decisions and in no way were my parents fault. i was raised very good by very good parents. but i have made many bad choices, but they were MY choices, my parents weren't responsible for any of them.

also on the safety as thats what this topic is about.. parents cant watch over their children 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so things are bound to happen from time to time, but those things are NO ONES fault, not the parent, and not the childs, things just happen because thats how the world works, sure everyone wants to live in this perfect little world but thats not reality, this world is.
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Posted 2/25/08
Everyone has a mind of their own. You simply can't blame good parents for bad children.
Even if the parents are bad, the child can still turn out good anyway >.>
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Posted 2/25/08
nope, when i was a kid my parents did everything right and i was still a little bitch lol
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Posted 2/25/08
Children don't think about consequences, they are children. So excuse me if I think it's a bit retarded to say children have choices, especially when you know they would choose McDonalds over a healthy meal.

When talking about a child the age now is from 1-11. A child's safety does not only rest upon the shoulders of the parent/guardian but also of teachers, child care workers or carer etc . When a child is developing they need certain boundaries, guidance and supervision. If a child lacks this then the parent/guardian (and etc) has failed them and in my eyes this is neglect.

So no, the child's safety does not only rest on the parents but for all those who have had the chance to partake in the child's education and development.

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Posted 2/25/08
I believe everyone has a part in the safety of the children in society, however that depends on your definition of children since mine only includes kids below the age of 10. Kids that are beyond the age of 10 should learn some responsibility and should face the consequences of their actions.

Parents should take the largest responsibility in the children's safety since they are the ones who chose to give birth to the child, thus it should be their main responsibility to ensure that the child has adequate living conditions and safety. Parents should also learn to discipline their children when they do dangerous things.

Society should play a more background role and ensure that public facilities have no obvious hazards like nails protruding out of the floor, reduce the number of criminals on the streets, and make sure that the schools teach the kids some common sense in case their parents are too stupid to do so.
Posted 2/25/08
just cause you tell a kid not to play with fire dont mean they wont
tons of kids like to make fire bombs flame throwers out of hairspray cans
and im sure a few kids lost there hands from explodeing things
i guess if you wanna blame anything blame curiosty and boredom
cause you cant blame the parents and you cant blame the child
sure they made the choice but they never expect the couquences
thats the stupidty of a child
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Posted 2/25/08
it is the job of the parent in my opinion to teach the child what is right and what is wrong. A parent cannot hold the hand of their child forever, there will be a point where he will have to make his own decision. It is the job of the parent to shelter, feed, take care of and most of all- teach te child what to do if ever he is to come across such an incident.

Of course, there are children who are just naughty- in which case the parents still have the job of teaching their children, its just far more difficult. In such an instance, if the child were to succum to any harm i wouldnt hold them completely responsable.

I remember when i was a child and my father used to drop me off to school. He'd always preach certain things to me. "dont go where there are no other children" or "dont smoke" and i always knew that he said these things for my own safety because he always said that too. He said them everyday to me for a few years and they are burned into my mind. I will never touch a cigarette. And i now can differenciate between a good place and a bad one.

Again I say- it is the job of the parent to teach their children. If they do not do so- the childs potential future will be impaired.
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Posted 2/25/08
Yes. Parents need to teach their children, so that their children know what to stay away from.
Really, how can anyone say a parent doesn't NEED to look out for their child? That's ridiculous.
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