Child FAQs:


Q: Is a child generally anyone between birth and puberty?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a child considered an adult after undergoing a rite of passage?

A: Yes, and which may or may not correspond to the time of puberty.

Q: Were children portrayed in art as miniature adults with no childlike characteristics?

A: Yes.

Q: Are children considered responsible for their society-bound actions has also changed over time?

A: Yes, and this is reflected in the way they are treated in courts of law.

Q: Were children shown playing with toys and later literature for children also began to develop at this time?

A: Yes.

Q: Were children regarded as not culpable for crimes?

A: Yes, and a position later adopted by the Church.

Q: Are children legally obliged to go to school until they are 14 or 15 years old?

A: Yes, but may also work before that age.

Q: Were children out of school?

A: Yes, and more than 20% of African children have never attended primary school or have left without completing primary education.