Petition Tag - children

121. Support the need for an extension at Colchester School of Gymnastics

We have found out recently that we were unsuccessful in our bid for a grant worth £50,000 to help extend our facilities at Colchester School of Gymnastics due to “A LACK OF NEED” !!!

We plan to resubmit the bid but we really need your help to show that there is a NEED! With over 1,200 children on the waiting list and currently about 850 people coming through the doors each week that’s potentially 2,000 signatures to show that there is indeed a “NEED”!

A larger gym would mean more space to run more classes from PreSchool to Recreational to Competitive Gymnastics as well as groups for Freestyle, Adult gymnastics and those with physical disabilities. In addition we would be creating more jobs for coaches and support training opportunities for would be coaches. If we could show that the local community NEEDS and WANTS this it would help the bid enormously.

All you need to do is sign the petition giving just your name and postcode (to show you are a local resident).

Remember that we are a charitable organisation reliant solely upon fees and donations for sustainability so all money made goes back in to the gym to improve the facilities available to all users.

122. Preserving Families: demand a coronial inquiry into the actions of DOCS

As most of us are aware, people with good intentions created a system which, on paper, is dedicated to doing what is in the best interest of the child.

Through the years, the system has become more and more powerful, and as Lord Acton said "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".

A system which was initially designed to protect children, and presumably preserve families, when possible, now uses veiled threats, open threats, intimidation and altered records to support their view.

Anyone reading this could lose their children. It does not matter if you are guilty or innocent, male, or female.

If you are accused of something by anyone, and "The Department" decides it is true, actual truth or innocence is irrelevant.

123. Make Portishead a safer place

Having lived in Portishead now for a few years, even in this short time I have seen the number of residence dramatically increase whilst the infrastructure remains mainly unchanged. The purpose of this position is to address two issues to make this great town a safer place for the ever growing number of children.

1) Railings around the remainder of the harbour

With an ever increasing number of young children in the area, this is proving to be a future catastrophe waiting to happen. Only recently a buggy and child ended up in the water and had it not been for the quick reaction of selfless passers by, there would be one less child in Portishead.

2) Parking restrictions or crossing points on Phoenix Way and Newfoundland Way

An emotive topic I am sure for most one way or another however access and egress to and from these main roads are increasingly impossible due to the increasing amount of mindless drivers who ignore the highway code and park on the corners.

We are not suggesting parking is stopped throughout, however, we would like to see some form of common sense shown in relation to the bends and junctions or at very lease, crossings incorporated onto the roads in order to aid people crossing.

PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION AS WITHOUT SIGNATURES WE CAN NOT MAKE CHANGE.

124. Stop closure of Saplings Children's Centre, Stratton, Swindon

The children's centre is the only facility/service of its kind in the Stratton area. There are 1035 children under the age of 5 in the catchment area with 213 vulnerable children.

The government propose to merge with high worth and close to move there. Please sign to support saplings and stop its closure and let it continue it's very important service to those vulnerable children and supporting parents.

125. Riverside Park, Burnham on Crouch - keep bushes cut down

We would like Riverside park to have bushes removed or cut down between the two play areas.

We all have children of differing ages and feel that for safety reasons we would benefit from being able to see our children in all parts of the park.

With the bushes, the view is obscured and due to a recent incident has made us take action.

126. Support Cold Lake Family Friendly Zones

As Parents it is our job to raise smart, obedient and respectful children. This generation has been lost to radical groups who threaten to phone the police or child services if we raise a hand to discipline our kids.

It's come as far as to say that we (the Parents) are afraid to discipline in fear of going to jail and losing our kids. So we don't. But instead we let the belligerent behavior, the swearing, the spoiling and the downright hateful attitude the youth of today use to take control of us. That is NOT the way it works. WE are the Parents. We make the rules. And it starts with this petition.

In the city of Cold Lake there are family areas that have been overrun by today's youths. Now let me say that again Family areas. Today's youth are not oblivious to small children that inhabit and enjoy these areas. The youth mind you most citizens swear in public areas. But adults have a far greater respect for smaller kids. This petition is in its effect wanting to ban all swearing in designated family zones in the city of Cold Lake and certain areas. These designated zones will be the beach area in Cold Lake, the marina and the provincial park.

I realize that Cold Lake does not have the man power to undertake such a bi-law, but with the Help of the Canadian Forces members on their own time when it happens can issue a citation for such action. With the base in such close proximity it would be easy to confer with the Commanding Officer there. Banning Swearing in these areas seems like a stretch but I believe that small children should be allowed to use these areas instead of parents removing themselves from the area. I believe that people are able to watch what they say around kids but choose not to. Just because they can swear doesn't mean they should.

This is why a bi-law banning swearing in certain ares would help in the fundamental development of our children.

127. Syrian Crisis : Stop the war - Save Syria's Children

The Syrian Crisis as reported by the United Nations confirms the appalling abuses of children in this escalating conflict and this underlines the urgent need for a resolution to this crisis and for humanitarian access to those children still trapped in the country.

It is a sad indictment of the international community's failure on Syria that children continue to be killed, injured and maimed by artillery and crossfire. There are said to be approximately 6,500 (likely to be a huge underestimate, as two thirds of all recorded deaths, the UN reports, do not include an age) children killed so far in this 27 month conflict.

128. Justice for Alanis

Family court judge names William Vernon as the killer of a 19 month old baby — five years after he was cleared by a jury, but due to our fantastic laws in this country Vernon CANNOT be re-tried for the murder of baby Alanis. New laws now allow a second prosecution if new evidence is revealed — but they came in after his trial - furthermore, there is no "new evidence" in this case

MONSTER William Vernon has been dramatically named as the killer of a baby — 5 years after a jury acquitted him.

Vernon, 24, originally from Cardigan Street, Chaddesden had walked free after he was cleared of stamping 19-month-old Alanis Holland to death.

But a family court judge chose to rule openly “in the interests of justice” that he DID cause her death, and branded him a danger to children.

Worried social services staff brought the case to protect the two children of his new lover.

Judge James Orrell heard Vernon had savagely beaten one of the youngsters, a six-year-old known only as Child A, ten times with a metal spatula.

Judge Orrell said: “This incident was vicious and not simple chastisement.” He said it was hard to imagine any child could be safe with Vernon. The judgment finally vindicated Alanis’s innocent mum Joanne, who Vernon had cruelly accused in court of being the killer.

She said: “I’ve been all the way to hell and back. Now, at last, everyone finally knows the whole truth. When I went to see Alanis at the mortuary I made a promise to her that I’d get justice for her.

“I’ll never forget the foreman delivering the not guilty verdict at Vernon’s murder trial. I just collapsed in tears. “In other people’s eyes the jury incriminated me. I was called a murderer in the street.

“In an ideal world he’d be behind bars. At the very least he should be tagged.” Joanne had left toddler Alanis in jobless Vernon’s care at the home they shared in Overseal, Derbyshire, in February 2000.

When she returned Joanne found her child struggling for breath. The jury at Leicester Crown Court heard a recording of her sobbing and pleading for help during a 999 call.

Alanis was lying limp in her arms, her life ebbing away, as distraught Joanne pleaded: “Please come back to me.” The tot had a ruptured liver — more usually seen after a child has been run over by a car.

The prosecution claimed that Vernon was the only person who could have inflicted the “dreadful” damage. But the jury cleared him of murder AND a lesser charge of manslaughter after he went into the witness box to accuse Joanne.

She was never charged and yesterday Judge Orrell said it was “inherently unlikely” that she would have harmed her daughter.

He said: “Vernon said Joanne inflicted the injuries and punched Alanis. This suggestion is insidious and fanciful. “Joanne is a mother who has no problems controlling her temper. Vernon is a man with a violent temper. What he did to Child A shows the extent he will go to to punish children.”

The judge then declared in Derby Family Court: “William Vernon struck Alanis with such force that he ruptured her liver and caused her death. Vernon presents a serious and continuous risk to young children.”

Details of any order made by a judge in the Family Division are not made public.

Vernon CANNOT be re-tried for the murder of Alanis. New laws now allow a second prosecution if new evidence is revealed — but they came in after his trial

129. Stop promoting child violence

It has become very common to log onto popular video sights online and view fights between school aged children. I want to stop the ability to upload a video that involves minors in any sort of violent behavior.

I want it to be against the law to video tape and upload a video of a child onto the internet that is being hurt or attempting to hurt another child or person.

I want those creating and uploading the videos as well as those allowing the videos to be posted on their websites held responsible. I no longer want to see real life violence between children being used as a form of entertainment on the internet.

130. Support the cleanest and safest methods for obtaining fuel, fertilizers, dyes, and water

History reminds of nazi control, gas chambers in slavery times and in new age times, torture was encouraged. States such as Alabama, welcome Monasato, who promotes the strongest chemical and product.

We recommend education to those within this community and everywhere. It has become a global crisis affecting children globally.

Ethanol, Chemtrails and war remind us all to defend our planet and health.

131. Protect our Kids

Having been through having our grandchildren abused then abandoned by their parents and after we took up Kinship care for them through DOCS we found that both these so called parents STILL maintained their legal rights of guardianship over these very same children they abused and abandoned.

This was supported and even encouraged by QLD current legislation. I believe that when a parent or guardian abused and gives up their child then along with those actions their rights as parents should be automatically removed until returned by a court.

This will protect the child from continued manipulation and abuse with the full knowledge of the law.

132. Require Storm Shelters in all Missouri Public Schools

Missouri is a state located within the region known as "Tornado Alley". In 2011, Joplin was struck by one of the most devastating tornadoes in our country's history.

Recently, Moore, OK was struck by a storm of similar magnitude. Each of these storms struck schools and lives were lost needlessly.

Had these schools and others been required to have storm shelters on site, lives may have been saved.

133. Ensure children's safety to and from school

My son will be attending Central Junior High in the fall of this year and we live almost a mile from the school. Right now I drop him off at before care at school in the mornings before going to work and his dad pick him up in after care around 3:30 or 4pm.

I was told by the superintendant that CJH does not have a program like that in place and can not open their doors before 8:20am. I have to be at work by 8:30 and I work in downtown Chicago so I take the train to work. I have asked several times can something be done, even suggested that they make it a fee base. To no avail nothing is in place yet or in the works.

I just want to ensure my son get to school on time and safe. There is too much happening to our children these days to just stick your heads in the sand and say well nothing has happen so far in EP. There are at least 10 registered sex offenders in EP. The walk from my home to CJH is a long walk, and a kid walking alone is like a play ground for a sick, troubled person who want to cause harm to an innocent child. I was told I am the only parent in EP with this concern.

Please help me make a difference by signing this petition so that our children can be safe and working parents can go to work with a peace of mind that their child is safe at school.

134. Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in New Jersey

Hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, is the very unethical practice of pumping chemicals into the group in order to mine for natural gasses.

The main issue with hydrofracking is that the chemicals contaminate the water supply, and can potentially poison the tap water of families and individuals all over New Jersey and many other states across the country.

Hydraulic fracturing companies are not required to disclose all chemicals that they are pumping into the ground water, making the process unsafe.

135. Support Childhood sexual abuse victims: Amend the Limitations Act 1969

Limitations Act 1969 18A Personal injury
An action on a cause of action to which this section applies is not maintainable if brought after the expiration of a limitation period of 3 years running from the date on which the cause of action first accrues to the plaintiff or to a person through whom the plaintiff claims.

Childhood sexual abuse

For victims of childhood sexual abuse their life is irrevocably changed forever, for some; they will live their entire lives without disclosing to anyone, others will find the strength and courage to disclose to someone at some point in their lives.

Statistics and Figures

It is commonly accepted that:
•1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.
•1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18.
•This is equivalent to 332,516 Queensland men having experienced child sexual abuse.
•Over 30% of confirmed reports of child sexual abuse involve male victims.
•Between 70-90% of men who have experienced child sexual abuse haven’t told anyone!
•In on study of 40 boys who experienced child sexual abuse and attended an adolescent medical facility, none had ever told their primary care giver.
•Men are one and a half times less likely than women to report rape to police. This makes for an extremely small figure, given that only between 5–10% of women report rape to police.
•There appear to be some particularly powerful forces preventing adult men from telling. From their experience of men's groups, counsellors say that many men do not disclose until they are in their thirties and some never disclose.
http://www.livingwell.org.au/information/statistics/
http://livingwell.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/WhoCanAManTell.pdf

Some personal prospective?

I was sexually abused as a child, the perpetrator was a scout leader, I never told anyone about it until I was 21 at which point I told my parents that I had been abused but no more details as I was unable to deal with it. At the age of 36 I realized that I needed to do something about it because it was destroying my life. I went to the police and for the first time ever I told the detective in great detail what had happened to me. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.

During the course of the investigation it was revealed that the scout association not only knew who this person was and what he had done but failed to report it to the authorities. One report from the scouts advised that the boys were told to “remember their scout’s code of honour and never talk about it again”. As I told my parents at age 21 I was unable to legally hold the scouts accountable becuase I disclosed at 21. The following links shows that this organisation has done this more than once.

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3676171.htm
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/scouts-ignored-complaints-about-paedophile-20121016-27p4z.html
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-news/sex-scandal-shames-scouts/story-e6freuzi-1111114413086

What do we want?

We request that the limitations act 1969 section 18a be amended to allow for victims of childhood sexual abuse the time required reporting the crime and seeking compensation from the organisations’ that cover up or hide perpetrators to protect their organisations’ name.

136. Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.

Mothers are the primary carers everywhere in the world. Caring for children, sick, disabled and elderly people is work vital to society.

Carers are impoverished. Income Support is being abolished. Child Benefit, society’s commitment to children, is no longer universal. Carer’s Allowance is insultingly low and most carers don’t even qualify. 200,000 care workers are denied the minimum wage.

When mothers are impoverished, children suffer: hunger, ill-health, and more often taken into care.

Mothers are told they are ‘workless’ and that earning is more important than caring. They are pushed into jobs regardless of hours, pay or childcare provision. The right to have children is being challenged.

Mothers are forced into unpaid work to ‘earn’ their benefits (‘workfare’). ‘Workfare’ bypasses the minimum wage, driving down all wages, especially women’s, and undermining pay equity.

Having to fit caring around jobs results in overwork, exhaustion and ill-health. Grandparents must often leave retirement to help.

Employed mothers (or fathers) who take time off to care for children or relatives, lose pay, promotion and future pension.

When caring work is devalued, people, relationships and life itself are devalued. The result is inequity and social neglect, but also environmental destruction and war.

Demanding time and resources for caring aims to redirect economic and social policies towards people and the planet, and away from the uncaring market.

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137. Safe the lives of unprotected children

I am hoping to find support to help my children, and myself being able to start a new life in Australia. We have been here 8 months having moved from the UK where we were subjected to arson attacks and stalking/ harassment, and the police would not protect us, despite witnesses etc.

In the end we were accused of 'doing this ourselves' and the police tried to get the children taken out of a loving family and put into care? All they need is to feel safe, and since being in Australia, they have, and don't want to go back, as they are scared of the 'child catchers' (social services) as they heard the lies being told! We don't want to live off the state, we want a new life, and to achieve our goals. My baby, born a month ago, here in Canberra, has the only chance of a life without violence, and we need help please?

138. Mandate a disclaimer for counter productive "educational" children's shows

Children under 2 years of age gain no cognitive developmental benefits from television, regardless of content. Help us in providing this critical information that will benefit the estimated 148.8 million parents in the United States.

We strive to accomplish this goal by pushing legislation to mandate a disclaimer delivering these findings to the guardians of our future generation. In response to the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that children under two should be discouraged from watching television at all, and a study showing that only 6% of parents are aware of that recommendation (while 49% of parents think educational videos like Baby Einstein™ are very important in the intellectual development of children), for the betterment of society, we, the undersigned, are actively demanding that the F.C.C. publicize this information at the beginning of aforementioned programming.

One of the most prominent figures in researching early development and television usage, Dr. Dimitri Christakis confidently says, "The more videos they watched, the fewer words they knew. These babies scored about 10% lower on language skills than infants who had not watched these videos."

With the amount of conclusive evidence on the issue, and the given percentage of ignorance, it is not only in our best interest to educate, but neglectful, and arguably abusive, to sit idly by.

139. Let Kids Play on Grass at Rolling Pines condominiums

I live in the Rolling Pines condominiums and my 2 sisters, who are 5 and 8, and I, who am 14, are not allowed to play on the grass and we are forced to play in the street just because they want their grass to look good.

140. Stand up for Life

A baby's growth In the first trimester that rules out just a bunch of cells.

In Exodus 20:13 it says: Thou shalt not kill. Many Christian's are pro-choice, but if they are believers of God and claim to follow God, than why do they not see this scripture? How to baby's somehow not apply? Also in Matthew 5:21: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement:

In Psalms 139:13-16: For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.

All scientist' and biologist' cannot correctly deny the fact that a baby is a living being at conception.

A baby is fully formed at 12 weeks, that's well before the end of the first trimester. So if a baby is conceived and alive at conception, then when tell me, is it still ok at 11 weeks?, 10 weeks? Does there come a time when it is not a living human being after conception? It may not be fully formed at that age, but it is still alive.

Q: At what point does it become wrong to intentionally destroy a developing human being?

A: Conception?

B: Implantation?

C: Heart beat?

D: Brain waves?

E: Capacity of pain?

F: Viability?

G: Birth?

H: Mobility?

In 2003 66% of Australian's thought abortion should be legal in the first trimester.

10% thought it should be legal in the third trimester.

Why the discrepancy?

Because a third trimester abortion kills a baby and a first trimester kills a bunch of cells.

Or does it?

A 9 week old foetus sucks its thumb and turns somersaults.

A 7 week embryo shows distinct limb movement.

A 6 week embryo has measurable brain impulses.

A 3 week embryo has a heart beat.

They may not look like a baby yet, but they look exactly as a human being should look 21 days after conception.

In the hours of conception every aspect of the genetic inheritance for a new individual will be determined once and for all.

So begins the first day of the first nine months of life.

At any stage of pregnancy, abortion kills a rapidly developing, genetically distinct, human being.

141. Ban free pornography in th USA

11 years old, this is the average age for the first Internet exposure to pornography according the Brigham Young University.

The largest consumer group of online "adult" media is the 12-17 year old bracket.

As children across the nation continue to consumer pornographic material, the material itself steadily consumes the youth of our nation.

142. Children Back-Up: Stop Abuse on Facebook

There is a video all on Facebook of a little girl getting raped by a grown man. I keep reporting the video and it keeps been reposted. It should never been able to be posted.

This video this page thats posting these videos and pics need to be shut down and other people shouldn't be able to post things in that nature. There should be a tracker if someone tries to post to there page get shuts down and the police are informed.

143. Feed the Children

Some countries have a program to feed children in schools, others do not. If we think that human resources are the more important, then start feeding children using help from bankers which earn very big profits from credit card users.

A small fee will be helpful to start the program.

IT IS NOW OR NEVER.

144. Light the White House gold for the month of September to honor pediatric cancer fighters

Cancer is the Number one killer in children in the world! 7(seven) Kids Die everyday due to cancer in The United States alone.

Show the kids diagnosed With these Horrible diseases That they are Not alone!

145. Bring back Corn Pops to Australia 2013

Corn Pops is a breakfast cereal that was popular in the 1990's in australia and then it was pulled off the shelves and never sold again, I still remember it's awesome flavour and wish to have it back again.

146. Get First Aid into school's all over the U.K

Since completing the Prince's Trust programme where I learnt many of skills, among them was Fist Aid and since learning this I have realised that I could have benifited from this skill from an earlier age.

147. No to Service Station Near Maleny State School

IGA (Maleny) has applied for a Material Change of Use to build an 8 pump petrol station and chemical storage facility on 19-21 Bunya St within 40 metres of Maleny State Primary School's classrooms.

Apart from the obvious safety and pollution concerns, being so close to developing children's brains, it is at the entrance to Maleny on a street that has no other industrial developments. The traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times is horrendous, indeed, it is thought to be one of the most dangerous school approaches in Queensland!

Furthermore, the sheer scale and position of the proposed development does not fit in with the town character, which is broadly traditional single-storey timber buildings set back from the roadway with muted earthy paint colours, no major company signage of the scale of a service station exists in the town.

148. Appropriate Classification Movies for Babes In Arms Screenings

During the past 50 years, thousands of research studies have revealed that the media can be a powerful teacher of children and have a profound impact on their health.

To date, too little has been done by parents, health care practitioners, schools, the government and the entertainment industry to protect children from harmful media effects. By selecting M and MA movies for Babes In Arms sessions, cinemas are not helping.

Babes in Arms sessions are a great idea for parents and guardians to be able to enjoy movies while taking care of children, but movies need to be appropriate. Little eyes and ears absorb more than we realise.

In Australia, we have film classifications for a reason. There are good reasons why movies are classed as being suitable for only Mature audiences and adults only. Therefore, we should not have to choose between missing out on having some "time out" while watching a movie, or subjecting out children to a movie that has drug and alcohol abuse, strong language, sexuality/nudity, and an intense action sequences etc.

Keep Babes In Arms Movies to G and PG movies only!

149. Get Prayer Back In Schools

For many years now, we have seen tragedies enter our schools and slaughter our children. We have gone from sending our children to school as normal, to deploying them to a war zone that we didn't sign up for and praying they make it back alive.

People continue to say that different religions will be offended. Well, Religions aren't discriminated against when it comes to a bullet hitting our children. We are suppose to be a Country that's not divided, but because of our Religious beliefs we are. Prayer is not about "WHAT" you believe, but WHO you believe in. Why is it okay to Pray After the fact but not before? We see our President praying for the family and children, we see candle light vigils with Prayer going forth after we lose our love ones. They pray at the Funeral. If Prayer helps after, what makes us think it wont HELP before.

My question is this, we had it before, and it didn't Hurt, why can't we put it back and believe that its going to help. The only thing we have to lose now is another child. The schools, and schools transportation is being attacked, the devil is busy. Whatever we believe, I know this Country all believes in prayer. So help me get it back into our schools, let's get it on jobs, and all over. If you don't sign for you, sign the Petition for that last child that was killed, God forbid there be a next one.

@TwitterLetchildrenpray

150. Let Simon Back


بتاريخ 9/1/2013 تم خطف الطفلة (سيمون داود إسماعيل) والتي تدين بالديانة الأيزيدية و تبلغ من العمر أقل من إثني عشر عاما كونها من مواليد 18/7/2001من قرب دار أهلها في مجمع شيخكا في ناحية ألقوش في قضاء تلكيف في محافظة نينوى . وقد قام والدها بتبليغ الشرطة وتسجيل الشكوى بشأن خطفها لغرض إيجادها وإنقاذها من المجرمين الخاطفين وإعادتها إلى أهلها. و بعد وقوع جريمة خطفها بأيام قام الخاطفون بإبلاغ أهلها بأنها قد أسلمت وتم زواجها من أحد الأشخاص وفق الشريعة الإسلامية .