Information from the media is all around us on websites, phones, apps, social media as well as more traditional forms like radio, podcasts, newspapers and libraries.
Article 17 – Access to Information from the Media – states that every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.
This week’s pack challenges learners to consider if the information they are receiving is reliable and safe. Firrhill School in Edinburgh have a Rights Respecting podcast that looks at Article 17, as well as 12, and speaks to TikTok content creator Andrew Thomson – an excellent listen!