Our rights and responsibilities
Rights give you freedom and protection:
1) Everybody has rights- things that you're entitled to, or are free to do.
2) Rights are important because they make sure people are treated fairly.
3) Legal rights are set down in the laws of countries, e.g. the right to vote, or to be refunded for faulty goods. If you don't get your rights you can take the issue to court.
4) Your legal rights change as you become older and more mature. For example:
At the age of 14 you can work part time, and enter a bar to buy soft drinks.
At 16 you can buy lottery tickets, leave school once you've done your GCSE's, have heterosexual/homosexual sex (only with people who are also at least 16 years old and who agree to have sex with you) and get married with your parents consent.
At 17 you can drive a car.
At 18 you can buy cigarettes, buy alcohol and drink it in public bars, vote…