Socially Acceptable Lesson 2

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Socially Acceptable Lesson 2

My rights and responsibilities

All people have rights to their basic needs, not only for survival and pro- tection but also to develop their full potential. We need this in order to be responsible members of society and grow up caring for other human beings. We all need to do our part, to make our community a better and safer place to live in. In other words, you need to be the change you wish to see. All people have the right to make mistakes. All people have the responsibility to learn from their mistakes.

Survival

  • All people have:
    • the right to life, to satisfy their basic physical needs like food, shelter, safety and health care.
    • the responsibility to take good care of their health and protect themselves, a responsibility not to waste food or to vandalise property and to respect those in a less fortunate position.

Protection

  • All people have:
    • the right to be protected from injury and harm, not just physically but emotionally as well.
    • the responsibility not to hurt others physically, sexually, mentally, emotionally or verbally.

Development

  • All people have:
    • the right to things that will help them grow, learn and develop; the need for friends, family and love; for fresh air, education, music, clean water, healthy living, exercise and the freedom to follow their own culture and religion.
    • the responsibility to respect other people, also those of other races, cultures and beliefs.

Participation

  • All people have the right to:
    • share in the life of their family, school, social events and community.
    • live in a happy home.
    • have a voice, spoken with conviction and truth.
    • feel they belong.
  • All people have the responsibility to:
    • accept other people for who they are and to accept that they are different from who you are.
    • keep their homes clean and tidy.
    • listen when others need to be heard and to respect the next person.

Group discussion

  1. Explain to each other in the group how you understand the words respect, responsibility, rights and relationshipsHow important are these four things in your own life?
  2. What does God say about these four things (respect, responsibility, rights and relationships) in the following Bible verses: Matthew 7:12; Romans 12:9-13; Romans 13:6-10 and 1 Peter 2:16-17?
    • Take each Bible passage separately, read it and let the group say what they learn from each passage about respect, responsibility, rights and relationships.
    • Discuss with total honesty whether you have really lived with respect and responsibility in your relationships with others in the past.
  3. Thereafter, discuss how you see your rights as a person, not only to live in a responsible and respectful way in relationship to other people, but also to be treated in the same way by them.






Sections

My rights and responsibilities

All people have rights to their basic needs, not only for survival and pro- tection but also to develop their full potential. We need this in order to be responsible members of society and grow up caring for other human beings. We all need to do our part, to make our community a better and safer place to live in. In other words, you need to be the change you wish to see. All people have the right to make mistakes. All people have the responsibility to learn from their mistakes.

Survival

  • All people have:
    • the right to life, to satisfy their basic physical needs like food, shelter, safety and health care.
    • the responsibility to take good care of their health and protect themselves, a responsibility not to waste food or to vandalise property and to respect those in a less fortunate position.

Protection

  • All people have:
    • the right to be protected from injury and harm, not just physically but emotionally as well.
    • the responsibility not to hurt others physically, sexually, mentally, emotionally or verbally.

Development

  • All people have:
    • the right to things that will help them grow, learn and develop; the need for friends, family and love; for fresh air, education, music, clean water, healthy living, exercise and the freedom to follow their own culture and religion.
    • the responsibility to respect other people, also those of other races, cultures and beliefs.

Participation

  • All people have the right to:
    • share in the life of their family, school, social events and community.
    • live in a happy home.
    • have a voice, spoken with conviction and truth.
    • feel they belong.
  • All people have the responsibility to:
    • accept other people for who they are and to accept that they are different from who you are.
    • keep their homes clean and tidy.
    • listen when others need to be heard and to respect the next person.

Group discussion

  1. Explain to each other in the group how you understand the words respect, responsibility, rights and relationshipsHow important are these four things in your own life?
  2. What does God say about these four things (respect, responsibility, rights and relationships) in the following Bible verses: Matthew 7:12; Romans 12:9-13; Romans 13:6-10 and 1 Peter 2:16-17?
    • Take each Bible passage separately, read it and let the group say what they learn from each passage about respect, responsibility, rights and relationships.
    • Discuss with total honesty whether you have really lived with respect and responsibility in your relationships with others in the past.
  3. Thereafter, discuss how you see your rights as a person, not only to live in a responsible and respectful way in relationship to other people, but also to be treated in the same way by them.

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