Children born in the United States are entitled to protection under the same laws that safeguard all other citizens, as per the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Their citizenship does not come at the age of 18, but rather at birth. So why, when they are in their homes, and in some states while in school as well, do we deny them this basic American citizenship right to be safe from the fear of physical harm (otherwise known as assault) so long as a parent, guardian or teacher is the person committing the offense against them? This has to stop. Children are people. They deserve to live in freedom from the fear of personal injury too.