During early 2019 school-aged children and young people across the UK went on strike to protest about lack of global political action on climate change.
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During early 2019 school-aged children and young people across the UK went on strike to protest about lack of global political action on climate change. This drew both praise and condemnation, raising questions such as whether children and young people have the right to engage in political action and whether they can be deemed competent to contribute to political decision-making processes. Drawing on the module Reader and online materials, write an essay to describe, explain and evaluate the proposition that children and young people have the right and the competence for political action and decision-making. You should ensure to draw on material from developmental psychology and child rights perspectives in answering your question. Note: in your answer, you may define politics as you wish. Politics can encompass local, national and global governance (as it is often understood), but also the politics of power, resource allocation and decision-making in everyday settings. My references would have to come from Open university module material: e102 An introduction to childhood studies and child psychology