Petition Tag - children

121. Bring Christian Teaching back into UK schools

A petition to the UK Education Department to seriously consider making Christian Teaching mandatory in infant, junior and secondary schools throughout the UK.

122. Replace the park and stop homeless flats

In the 90s the football pitch was removed to make way for new houses, then the park just off old Folkestone road was neglected and now the only park up aycliffe has gone.

There is nowhere for children to play.

123. Lil'wat Children Stay Home

Indigenous Peoples have the right to keep their children at home. Indigenous Peoples have traditional ways of caring for their children, as families and communities, and the Canadian state has no business in continuing to take those children away, put them with foster parents, or decide arbitrarily where they should live and with whom. Indigenous laws take precedence when it comes to Indigenous children. There are no treaties with Canada which state that Canada is the authority over children and their family life. Join the Líl'wat mother Loni Edmonds in her demand to have her children back!

Her case has been accepted before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Sign the petition and show the Commission that Loni's case could make a difference for many more Indigenous families.

Contact us if you wish to share any part of your experience with the problems raised by Edmonds and her case. Join our group "Líl'wat Children Under Líl'wat Jurisdiction" on facebook.

124. We Want Real, Healthy Food in the Montgomery County Public Schools

(Texto de la petición en español: http://www.realfoodforkidsmontgomery.org/petition.htm)

We, the undersigned, lend our support to Real Food for Kids – Montgomery and its recommendation that the following actions be taken by the Montgomery County Board of Education and Superintendent Starr to bring healthier food to the children of Montgomery County.

We believe that the food that is being served in our public schools could be improved to help our students attain better health, increase attention in class, and establish a lifetime of good eating habits. The recommendations are also consistent with and complementary to the MCPS Strategic Plan that seeks to have MCPS students “Make constructive and healthy decisions that promote hope, personal well-being, and social behavior”.

With the resources in this county and the strong and organized support among parents and the community for a healthier school food environment, we believe that action should be taken promptly by you to implement the recommendations in this letter. These recommendations were developed through polling the 1200+ members of Real Food for Kids – Montgomery on their top priorities. Other school districts, including our neighbors in the Fairfax, VA and DC public schools, have already successfully – and without a financial burden – implemented some or all of these recommendations.

Currently one third of all American children are overweight, and of that group, approximately 17% are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled(1), leading to a lifetime of chronic illnesses. If this trend continues, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives(2). In Maryland, the prevalence of diabetic adults has grown from 6.8% in 1999 to 8.7% in 2008, which continues to be above national levels(3). In addition, there are significant racial and ethnic disparities. Black females (12.5%) in Maryland have almost double the diabetic rates of white females (6.8%)(4). Nationwide, 40% of children in African American and Hispanic communities are suffering from overweight or obesity(5). Given a growing body of research that suggests that obesity is associated with poorer academic performance beginning as early as kindergarten(6), this could help explain some portion of the achievement gap.

Within MCPS schools, many a la carte and vending items sold are high in sugar (note: the American Heart Association recommends that children ages 4-8 consume no more than 3 teaspoons and pre-teens and teenagers consume no more than 5-8 teaspoons of added sugar daily)(7). They also contain ingredients found to be less than safe by the Center for Science in the Public Interest(8). Often, students will select and eat these items instead of fruits, vegetables, and meals. In addition, most of the foods served in MCPS meals are processed and contain additives, some of which have been shown to cause cancer, hyperactivity, and other behavioral impairments in children(9).

MCPS is poised to provide leadership and action through its school lunch program - to not only focus on supporting and strengthening the health and well-being of our students beginning at meal time - but to also use this specific program as an opening to further partnerships, engagement, and discussion between the county government, the school board and the community in support of our collective, shared vision for healthier people and stronger communities.

Montgomery County is not exempt from the national crisis. The recommendations of Real Food for Kids - Montgomery constitute a significant opportunity to improve the MCPS school lunch program.

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Footnotes:

(1) Adolescent and School Health: Childhood Obesity Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm

(2) Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids. Learn the Facts. Retrieved from: http://www.letsmove.gov/learn-facts/epidemic-childhood-obesity

(3, 4) Summary: Burden of Diabetes in Maryland. Maryland Department Health and Mental Hygiene. Retrieved from: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/cdp/pdf/Report-Diabetes.pdf

(5) Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids. Learn the Facts. Retrieved from: http://www.letsmove.gov/learn-facts/epidemic-childhood-obesity

(6) Taras, H. & Potts-Datema, W. (2005). Obesity and Student Performance at School. Journal of School Health, 75(8), pp. 291-295. Retrieved from: http://goo.gl/PU2ssV

(7) Are We Too Sweet? Our Kids' Addiction to Sugar. FamilyEducation. Retrieved from:
http://life.familyeducation.com/nutritional-information/obesity/64270.html#ixzz2thSeHnSN

(8) Chemical Cuisine: Learn about Food Additives. Center for Science in the Public Interest. Retrieved from: https://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm

(9) Kobylewski, Sarah & Jacobson, Michael F. (2010). Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks. Washington, DC: Center for Science in the Public Interest, p. vi. Retrieved from: http://cspinet.org/new/pdf/food-dyes-rainbow-of-risks.pdf

125. Make Facebook Accountable

Its simple. It shouldnt be so hard to have pages that are obviously bordering on child pornography removed from facebook.

In many instances, pages that directly violate Facebooks "Community Standards" policy, and are still allowed to exist.

Scantily clad girls who are underage, even videos of people having sex are posted online, and Facebook have repeatedly NOT taken content and pages down, and issued a blanket statement that these things do NOT violate their "Community Standards"

Today, it took HOURS and hundreds of people to report this page to have it removed.

And yet, pictures that would be considered innocent to most, are removed almost immediately, without any recourse.

This is a recurring theme and is completely unacceptable!

This HAS to stop!

126. Hands off Oregon's children

We, the undersigned, call on all law makers to change the sentencing laws for child molesters. Child molestation is a crime involving a range of indecent or sexual activities between an adult and a child, usually under the age of 14.

The penalty for child molestation, carnal knowledge of a juvenile and all other sexual based crimes against a child under the age of 14 should be- Life without the possibility of parole.

Oregon has one of the highest rates of sex offenders at 473 per 100,000. There is no tracking information available on child molesters vs. registered sex offenders. Releasing these child predators back onto the streets is more costly than keeping them imprisoned due to the high likelihood they will offend again (18-45%), and the damage their offense causes to the victim. Victims of sexual abuse often go on to abuse others or commit other crimes as a result of the trauma. One in five violent offenders was sexually abused as a child.

Please review the statistics and consider keeping these criminals away from our sons and daughters for more than an average prison stay of 3.5 years. At this rate, they are back on the street to harm the same child before he/she reaches adulthood. What child can feel safe in this society when we don't have stiff enough penalties to protect them? Child molestation is one of the most under-reported crimes. A child cannot trust that they will be safe from the perpetrator unless we can tell them that person will never, ever be able to hurt them again.

Statistics:

Child molesters have been known to re-offend as late as 20 years following their release into the community.
Average re-conviction rate for a child molester 20%
Average re-conviction rate for rapists 19%
Percent of children who are sexually abused that will become sexually abusive later in life 30%
64% of rapists molested children and 59% of intra-familial child abusers sexually assaulted adolescents or adults outside the home. (O’Connell, 1998)
Using polygraph (lie detector) verification, 82% of child abusers admitted raping adults.
Average number of years a sex offender serves of an 8 year sentence 3.5 years
1 in 5 violent offenders reported to have been molested as a child
Recidivism rates range from 18-45%. The more violent the crime the more likelihood of repeating.
-Studies by the state of Washington.

•The typical offender (child molester) is male, begins molesting by age 15, engages in a variety of deviant behavior, and molests an average of 117 youngsters, most of whom do not report the offense.
[Dr. Gene Abel in a National Institute of Mental Health Study]

[additional Source: NCMEC, Prevent Abuse Now, Criminal Justice Agency]

Recent case:

On March 1, 2014 a man named Robert Nunez received a plea deal of 290 days for sexually abusing a 12 year old child. We will not stand for our children being abused, and these crimes taken so lightly. We call for tougher penalties on sex offenders who target our children.

127. Stop the Re-Assignment of Family Resource Specialists (FRS Workers) in the State of Montana

Historically, the Child and Family Services Division (Division) has delegated foster parent recruitment, training activities and retention to Family Resource Specialists (FRS).

The Child and Family Services Division (Division) within the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is the agency responsible for protecting Montana children who are abandoned, neglected, or abused. To meet this mandate, the Division must place these children in out-of-home placements until children can be reunited with their family or placed in an adoptive home or other permanent placement.

Currently Family Resource Specialists (FRS) help guide foster families through foster and adoption processes, and in most cases from licensing foster homes to completing placement adoptions. Additionally, a FRS provides regular educational programs and training opportunities and works along the continuum between Child Protective Services social workers and the foster parents. FRS workers are, in most foster families, the most consistent and long term relationship with the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The Family Resource Specialist is vital to the retention of current foster parents and the recruitment of future foster parents. Any loss of current foster parents and homes will affect the Division’s ability to meet its objectives for placing children in the most appropriate placement and increasing the stability of child placements. Considering the potential impact of limited availability of foster care placements and the future increase in demand on existing foster parents, this will likely impact retention. Furthermore, the continuity of service between the Child Protective Services social worker and an outsourced entity performing the tasks of a FRS may potentially break down leading to a decrease in foster parents without the resources to recruit new licensees.

Finally, once the grant to retain the services of an outsourced entity liquidates, the foster parents will be left without a mediator, guidance, training or education that the current FRS provides.

128. Abolish Corporal Punishment in the Private Home

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS A LEGALIZED FORM OF CHILD ABUSE.

129. Shared Access in Divorce is not in the Best Interest of the Child

This petition is with reference to South Asian families migrated to Canada and are not living together anymore for many reasons. The divorce rate among south Asian families is increasing and kids involved are suffering due to shared access.

Couples from South Asia are finding it extremely difficult to raise kids under these circumstances because they are educated in terms of dealing with After Divorce problems. Most of them have not experienced it in their childhood. They have not even seen anybody in their families getting divorced. There is no feedback from friends and family as they have not been through it. Every south Asian Couple going through divorce is alone and inexperienced but extremely manipulative and smart in terms of milking the system to their advantage.

Shared access under such circumstances where access is not spending time with the child but taking the child away from the custodial parent, the purpose of this law of access is marred.

When the child is not allowed to see the mother on mothers day because of Fathers access day falling on that day whereas father is also at work and child spends Mothers day with step mother, I dont see ACCESS working for the child.

When child is not taken to extra curricular activities only because mother registered her and father doesn't agree to it, father stating that he doesn't want any activity during his access, Its not working for the child.

Moreover this shared access had been part of the family law since quite some time. Even then the family life of Canadian Divorced couples has not done any wonders. Rather it has produced angry, mad and frustrated youth. More killings, gangs, spiteful behavior, frustrations have sprung up, covenant houses are full, more use of drugs and guns.

Many reasons but the major one is when kids have to face both parents angry at each other, poisoning their kids brains to get their custody, demeaning texts, emails, undermining the style of bringing up, step parents comparing them with their own kids, discouraging step children, and so on....its unending.

Parents are unable to concentrate of their new careers after divorce. One of the parents who is well settled would not want the other to settle down in good jobs just to prove himself or herself right and superior. They keep the legal and blame game pressure on for years and use kids to get and pass the information.

The Law of Access needs to be reformed. The Law makers made it, the hon. Judges pass their judgement because its not them who are going through it. Its the families who are all different and have many reasons why they are in the court. Hence one law cannot justify many families.

Again this Law of Access is good but now been through many years and need not be rigid.

I don't know about other countries but in India there is no such Law of Access. Kids are being raised in a better way, get good education, are smarter and understand the life and look at the life in a positive way and do not become criminals. There are less divorces, less crimes and no covenant houses at all.

130. The law won't protect our children, change the law

I want to make the public aware the Australian law will not protect my child.

131. Stop the closure of Rosebank Day Centre Barnstaple

Rosebank is a daycare centre for the elderly and disabled in and around the area of Barnstaple, North Devon.

It is a vital and beneficial place for the people that regally use its facilities which range from personal care to activities such as singing, games and keep fit to name but a few.

North Devon is an area with a high number of elderly people that rely on the interaction of day to day stimulation for this much needed centre.

Please join us in signing the petition to show your support.

132. Stop Poverty In Canada

At the federal level, Canada does not yet have an official definition of poverty, nor robust indicators of poverty’s “incidence” and “depth” – meaning the number and percentage of people living in poverty and how deeply in poverty many Canadians find themselves.

Based on several measures of low income often used as proxies for “poverty lines,” Canada’s poverty rate in 2011 may range between 10 and 20 percent, or between about 3.5 to 7.0 million persons. Whether at the low or high end or somewhere in the middle, such a poverty rate is unacceptable for one of the wealthiest nations in the world – well capable of a poverty rate close to if not right at zero. Not every person in Canada is equally susceptible to living in poverty. At higher risk of being poor are Aboriginal people, recent immigrants to Canada, people with disabilities, single parents (primarily women) and their children, injured workers, and the roughly one in four to five Canadians toiling in low-paying, often part-time and unstable employment.

To live in poverty in Canada is to live with insufficient and often poor quality food. It is to sleep in poor quality and/or unaffordable housing, in homeless shelters, or on city streets and parks. It is on a daily basis to have to make difficult and painful decisions involving trade-offs, such as whether to “pay the rent or feed the kids,” pay the electric bill or go to the dentist, buy a new bus pass or forgo inviting friends for dinner.

To live in poverty is also to be at greater risk of poor health, family or neighborhood violence, and a shorter lifespan. It is to be unable to participate fully in one’s community and greater society. And it is to suffer great depths of anxiety and emotional pain.

133. License sale of High Energy Drinks to prevent selling to children

There is an increasing concern on the affects that High Energy Drinks have on the body and although these drinks like Monster and Red Bull etc do state that they are not suitable for children, many are purchasing these products.

The majority of adults and children are not aware of the harmful side effects these drinks can cause, heart palpitations, behavioural problems, caffeine addiction, diabetes and in some cases contribute to death under Sudden Death Syndrome.

Adelaide University conducted tests on 30 people and found that just one 250ml can is enough to give someone the same symptoms as someone with heart disease. One 250ml can of Red Bull is equivalent to drinking 8 cups of coffee.

The substance Taurine is an amino acid that is naturally produced by the body, but by drinking energy drinks in large quantities it causes an overdose of this chemical which can cause hallucinations.

Research has shown that their may be a higher risk of side-effects on young adults and children, which account for a large proportion of non-alcoholic energy drinks sales: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/02/15/3139247.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25156509

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/02February/Pages/study-examines-energy-drink-risk.aspx

134. World Online Event to end child slavery and child labor!

I recently heard that the companies like Microsoft, Sony, Apple & Etc. are making their technology with children who are bellow 18!

To see the information in Croatian click here.

135. BRING BACK MILLSBERRY.COM ASAP

Two years ago, I was 14 years old and I decided to make a petition to bring back Millsberry. While over 5000 signatures was a tremendous amount of support, we need more. Thanks to everyone who signed the last petition and continue to sign it.

Now we must reach a much higher goal of signatures if we want to save a newer generation. This program was amazing for my childhood and gave me so much knowledge that I wouldn't have known otherwise. Millsberry was a educational fun place where you learned about life, giving back, philanthropy, history, morals, ethics, and how to continue to be a kid while living in positive neighborhoods to suit your style.

Many teenagers and tweens today still wonder about the website that cancelled. We don't know what happened but it's time for them to BRING IT BACK or make a new one.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/bring-back-millsberry-com.html

136. We will help abandoned and orphaned babies in Tanzania!

We really need to help the helpless babies in Africa, or they will not survive! They are the most vulnerable in Africa. In Africa, babies are often left in forests, at roadsides, in latrines, outside churches, hospitals and police stations. Without help, their chances of survival are tiny.

Many of the mothers of the babies have died. The fact is that maternal mortality is 1 in 39 in sub-Saharan Africa. In industrialized countries, the maternal mortality is 1 in 4700! So there are lots of babies in Africa that do not have a mother, and in despair, and because of poverty, they leave the babies to their fate. But there is a great organization in the city of Arusha in Tanzania that takes care of these babies: Neema House Arusha! Currently they take care of 23 babies aged between two weeks and two years. The babies have been abandoned or the mother has died.

Michael, who seems to be five months old, was left on someone's veranda in the middle of the night. When the family found him, they called the police, but got no help . Then they called Neema House instead, and got immediate help. Usually it is the police who calls Neema House because someone has found a baby somewhere. The babies are usually at risk and need care to survive. I'm impressed by Neema Houses effort - they do a fantastic job. But they need help from us, to keep their rescue center running. I myself would very much like to go and volunteer with them for a few months. Information about this and other things about Neema House is found on their website : www.tanzaniaorphanhelp.com

You can help them financially, for example by sponsoring one or more babies. Tell people about Neema House or other orphanages, then you make a big difference.

The babies need your help!

137. We want fair-trade products introduced to schools in Coventry

We want to do a fair-trade petition to get fair trade products introduced into schools around Coventry to help the farmers and producers making these products get the fair amount of money they deserve.

138. Convert Open Space in West Milford for Fields and Parks

The West Milford Midget Football Association is fighting for it's life. They are in desperate need of a 50x100yd. Football field in the next 18 months or could be facing expulsion from the New Jersey Youth Football League ( NJYFL).

My overall goal& intention as a parent with Children in this program, does not just benefit one association, but benefits Youth Sports across the Township including; Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Rugby, and all other outdoor sports, by uniting us in one centralized complex. It will also benefit those not involved in Youth Sports by providing another means to be outdoors in a safe and Child-Friendly Area of our Town.

We are asking for your Support and the support of the Residents in Surrounding towns to help levy our Political Leaders, and have the 800+ acres of the abandoned Jungle Habitat Complex Converted along with other open space to help benefit the Children of West Milford Twp., with Recreational Fields, Parks, Walking Tracks, Bike Tracks, Restroom areas and Concessions areas for Sporting events.

We need a significant number of signatures to make this work so please forward this to anyone willing to show their support!

139. STOP the Ysgol Llanbedr Consultation

Ysgol Llanbedr is an English Medium, Church School in a Safe Rural Setting.

Denbighshire County Council School review in the Ruthin area aims to:-

1. Ensure the sustainability of high quality education provision;
2. Improve the quality of school buildings and facilities;
3. Provide the right number of places, of the right type in the right location.

Ysgol Llanbedr Facts:

1. The quality of education at Ysgol Llanbedr is very high, with results always exceeding the Denbighshire and Wales average;
2. The school buildings and facilities are one of the best in the review;
3. Ysgol Llanbedr is a fast growing school attracting many new families in a fabulous location.
4. THE DIOCESE IS 100% IN SUPPORT OF YSGOL LLANBEDR STAYING OPEN.

The flawed proposal has not taken into account the rapidly growing number of pupils registered to attend Ysgol Llanbedr in the coming years.

The proposal is to close Ysgol Llanbedr and transfer the pupils to Ysgol Borthyn (the other English medium Church in Wales school in the area) This proposal has not taken into account the growing number of pupils registered to attend Ysgol Llanbedr. The proposal is to sacrifice Ysgol Llanbedr, The Jewel in the Crown, to draw down funding for other Educational Projects in the County.

Ysgol Borthyn uses a mobile (portakabin) classroom and does not have off road parking for the safe transport of children to school. Ysgol Borthyn would also be at risk of closure in a couple of years should a new school be built in Ruthin. The majority of pupils who go to Ysgol Borthyn live very close to the likely site of this new school. The disruption of two school closures for primary school children should not be underestimated.

The Local Development Plan has 70 new houses proposed for Llanbedr. Once these houses have been built the demand from the village for the local village school will further increase.

140. Changes need to be made to ALL Parking facilities at the ROYAL BELFAST HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only hospital in Northern Ireland dedicated specifically to the care of children. It has 107 beds, and provides general hospital care for children living in Belfast, as well as providing most of the paediatric regional specialities for children throughout Northern Ireland.

The RBHSC provides No 1 care for all children, including those with life limiting illness diseases and conditions, along with a long list of other specialities.

So with that you would think with all the above criteria, that the hospital would have proper or enough car park facilities.... But they do not they don't have adequate disabled car park spaces or normal spaces in the children car park.

As a group for parents that have disabled children throughout NI, who's children attend the RBHSC, we would like to start a petition to see if we can get the conditions of car parking improved.

Many of our parents including myself have spent between 30 mins to 1hr30 mins waiting in queues to get into the car parks so that we can attend appointments for our children etc, and I can confirm that we are 8-10 times late for appointments due to the waiting time getting into the inadequate car park for the children's hospital, we have children with special needs both physical and mental, including children who are oxygen dependant children, so this is not acceptable to be waiting for long periods of time, with children in the car.......

I am speaking on behalf of myself (who has mobility problems) and many other parents, who also face the difficulty when we arrive to park in the disabled access at the side of the children's hospital, as we have to vacate our car and leave our children unattended to gain access to the car park via the intercom service, which is situated on the opposite side of the road, this is an unacceptable situation and needs to be changed to accommodate easier access.

The hospital recently opened a car park beside the children hospital which would have been ideal and made things a lot easier for our families, but it is now open as a staff car park, which is not even used to its capacity, so to drive past many free spaces to go and wait for hours in the other car park for a space, is so disheartening and wrong, it would have made more sense to free more spaces up for the children hospital which are needed so badly.

Recently we have been alerted to builders parking in 4 disabled spaces with their vans and skips, apparently they got permission for 1 vehicle from the hospital but surely this is unfair, surely no one should park in a disabled spot if there're not disabled . Period.

I was also promised in 2011 that a few disabled spaces where to be made available at the back of the disabled car park at the side of the hospital, which was successful, but during my correspondents with the RBHSC I was told that the front of the children hospital would also be changed, as lots of people would illegally park and leave their cars at the entrance, due to long waits at the children hospital, therefore making it impossible to even reach the disabled car park at times..... But this has not been addressed as yet, so this also has to be changed.

We would love your support by signing then sharing our petition so that changes will be made NOW.. It's unacceptable as a parent of a disabled child to have to put up with the lack of facilities in the RBHSC. So please help us to make a change. Thanking you in advance.

141. Save Abbie Loveland Tuller School

Abbie Loveland tuller is rich with history, and is the only Abbie Loveland school left of the 17 spread around the nation that were established by Mother Abbie and ran by 40 nuns. In 1954, Mother Abbie moved to Tucson, Arizona for health reasons. In 1955 she bought a wonderful property called the Merry Weather Ranch that had been built in the early 1900’s.

The ranch came complete with several quaint Spanish style buildings that the school still uses today. Mother Abbie changed the name of the ranch to Abbie Loveland Tuller School and converted it into a convent and private boarding school. Over the years people have donated their surrounding homes to the school, bringing the school to its current total of ten buildings on approximately 7 acres.

The school has now converted the buildings into classrooms, guest homes and even a library. Abbie Loveland Tuller is unique, and the only school of its kind in Tucson Arizona, and maybe even the nation.

142. Stop Common Core in New Jersey

The implementation of the Common Core is illegal.
The Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the General Education provisions Act and the Department of Education Organizational Act expressly prohibit the federal government from directing and controlling education.

Here is a little background on Common Core:

Adoption Process
-Contrary to proponents' claims, the Common Core Initiative is not "state-led," but rather the Common Core (CC) standards were created and funded by special interests. States had little to no input.
-The federal government has coerced states into accepting the CC standards, by tying their adoption to Race to the Top funding, No Child Left Behind waivers, etc.
-Under the constitution, the federal government has no role in education policy. Moreover, three federal statutes prohibit what the federal government has done with CC and the attendant assessments.

State/Local Control and Governance
-The federal government is funding the creation of the tests that will be aligned with CC and what's on the tests will dictate what's taught in the classroom. The inevitable result will be a national curriculum controlled by the federal government.
-A state must accept the CC standards word for word. It may add 15% content but may not subtract anything. Anything it adds will not be included on the national tests.

Cost of Implementation to the States/Localities
-The states' costs of implementing CC will be substantial and will include new textbooks, teacher re-training, technology, etc. One study estimates $16 billion nationwide in implementation costs alone.

Privacy/Data Sharing
-As part of the CC process, the federal government pushed states into creating massive databases of very personal student and family information, which it can now share with other federal and state agencies.

143. Put our children first, bring a Sarah law to Ireland!

Background: I began this campaign, for the purpose off my two family members. Which were abused for numerous years, by their step father. Now that it's 2013, the girls who can not be named for protection reasons, have struggled to get their story heard.

At the beginning of October this year Sunday world newspaper agreed to publish their story. 3 weeks on, 3 newspaper stories, radio stations and our facebook page reaching incredible numbers, girls turning the page into charity for protection off children. For communities and victims off sex offenders, to give them place to go, an ear to listen. For families to come together stand together and stop suffering in silence.

The girls and I will be fighting for Sarah law' to be introduced into Ireland as soon as possible. We ask everyone to please share and sign our petition, every man woman and child, or inner child should have right to a voice. Thank you!

putourchildrenfirst @Facebook.com

144. Free American Citizen Vincente M Tenerelli

Vincente Tenerelli a young college graduate, was the victim of an assault while a tourist in Egypt. He was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter while defending himself at his hotel.

The witnesses and investigator never saw the incident take place but provided false testimony to have him convicted. Vincente has been in jail for nearly two years for self defense.

145. Stop barbaric laws marriage laws (marriage to adopted daughters) in Iran

Islamic mullahs in Iran changing the law about adopted girls and according to new law a man as a step father can marry his adopted daughter.we got to stop such a barbaric laws. There are thousands of orphan children's who may be used and sexually abused by their step parents with a barbaric law supporting them and and supporting pedophilia.


فاجعه غير إنساني ديكر در جمهوري إسلامي
قانونی شدن ازدواج با دختر‌خوانده‌ها در ایران...

146. Mandate Metal Detectors in Schools

From 1999 to the first part of 2013 it has been estimated that 164 students have been killed by weapons that have entered public schools. 176 kids are estimated to have been wounded.

We send our children to school to be educated not executed. Metal detectors will ensure our children a safer educational environment

147. Ban the Presence of Children at Gay Pride Parades

Every year in every major city in Canada, thousands of children are exposed to indecent and sexually explicit images, behavior, and perversions in a sexually charged atmosphere at gay pride parades. These parades are not just a celebration of the gay lifestyle, they are a platform for expressing many forms of sexually explicit behavior.

Children are not being protected by those in our society that are responsible to protect them. So we are petitioning our government at the federal level to add strict measures in place in the criminal code of Canada.

In Ottawa, the mayor, the chief of police, and the children's aid society gleefully celebrate along the parade route while witnessing what really should be a crime. It is illegal to knowingly expose children under the age of consent and minors to pornographic material and sexually explicit content or behavior! Yet children can be found lined along the parade routes while men and women in the most sexually explicit garb imaginable flaunt themselves. Children can also be found walking in the parade route and in Ottawa this year, a school bus load of young kids were part of the parade.

The gay pride parade is filled with all kinds of perverse sexual activity that should not be seen by children. Parents and guardians who bring their children to such events should be charged under the criminal code for exposing their children to such content because it violates the criminal code of Canada in PART V SEXUAL OFFENCES, PUBLIC MORALS AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. Specifically under section 163 - "Offences Tending to Corrupt Morals."

Exposing children to the activity and sexually charged atmosphere of a gay pride parade is really another form of pedophilia. There is an agenda under way to term gay pride parades as "family friendly." This of course is pure deception. Everything from nudity to Sado-masachism is represented, complete with all kinds of depictions of sexual behavior. This is no more place for children than a strip club would be. We the people must petition our government to put measures in place in the criminal code to protect the innocence of children if parents are not responsible enough to do so themselves.

The criminal code of Canada already has a section that deals with "Offences Tending to Corrupt Morals". It is obvious that the inclusion of children at gay pride parades is designed to corrupt children! Therefore we are asking our government to amend the criminal code to specifically protect children from being made to attend such events as gay pride parades or any sex related event where sexually explicit material, content, images, behavior, or activity are known to be present or promoted. My goal of course is not to criminalize parents, but to put a law in place where police can exercise authority to prohibit children from attending these events and prohibit parents from bringing minors to such events.

We mustn't turn a blind eye to something that so openly subjects children to corruption. The church must rise up and defend the innocence of children. Evil prevails when good men do nothing!

Please join us in this extremely important initiative and sign our petition today!

Be sure to check out my blog on this subject in the website section.

See the following article for a report and images seen by children at the 2013 gay pride parade in Ottawa - Report by Patrick Craine at LifeSiteNews:

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/i-attended-ottawa-pride.-heres-what-i-saw

148. Daniel's Law

In Australia, the rights of convicted sex offenders seem to take precedence over victims' rights. Especially with paedophiles. Serial sex offenders have their names, photos and addresses, suppressed by the courts on release.

Unlike Megan's Law in the United States, communities have no knowledge as to who they are or where they are. A public register is a right and a national duty that is long overdue.

149. Parth 20mya i Gynwyd / 20mph zone for Cynwyd

Mae nifer y traffig sy'n mynd trwy Gynwyd wedi cynyddu yn sylweddol ac yn debygol o gynyddu'n fwy efo'r ysgol yn fwy a mwy o dai yn cael ei adeiladu.

Mae nifer o'r plant sy'n mynd i'r ysgol yn gorfod croesi'r ffordd.

Ond mae'r traffig yn mynd yn gynt.

Mae angen parth 20mya sy'n medru cael ei orfodi er mwyn sicrhau diogelwch trigolion y pentref a disgyblion yr ysgol.


The amount of traffic going through Cynwyd has increased recently and will increase even more with the expansion of the school and the new housing developments.

Many children have to cross the road while walking to school.

But the traffic is going faster as well.

We need a, enforceable 20mph zone to secure the safety of residents and pupils.

150. Start behavioral studies (for good manners) at primary school

It is research based fact that well mannered children turn into outstanding citizens, parents and co-workers :

First they do not need direct supervision to behave as expected;

2- they do not recourse to violence during conflicts;

3 - they are committed to success and personal growth;

4 - their awareness of shoulds and should nots strengthens their self-control more than those who lack the basic ABCs of good manners.