Communicating with children

Academic resources

International Clearninghouse on Children, Youth & Media - International knowledge centre publishing newsletters and books on media and children, research, practices, policies and interventions around the world, as well as updates about related events and networking opportunities.

International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) - English site - German site - Database on children’s, youth and educational television, as well as research reports, articles, conference papers, guidelines for producers and more, based at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation in Munich, Germany. The site is in both German and English.

Prix Jeunesse International - Website to provide information on winning television programmes and websites from around the world and networking and learning opportunities for professionals. Every two years, organizer of a festival of quality television for children hosted by the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, Munich, Germany.

Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) - Website from Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts (affiliated with the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School), offering the widest free database of research in the area of children, media and health; news about development in the field and current concerns and issues; as well as practical advice for parents, educators and caregivers. <www.askthemediatrician.org>

The Journal of Children and Media - An academic, refereed, multidisciplinary international journal published four times a year. Includes academic research articles as well as “Review & Commentary” section on professional and policy-related issues on media and children around the world.

Scope/In the Picture - Website/training project with the objective to promote positive and natural inclusion of children with disabilities in picture books. Part of the SCOPE project in the United Kingdom, which promotes equality for people with cerebral palsy. Works with writers, illustrators and publishers, encouraging them to include children who are disabled together with other children in storylines and illustrations. A valuable resource to professionals working on communication for children, including: an image bank, tips for writers and illustrators, personal experiences from people working in this field, and personal stories from children and adults with disability.

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center Initiative - A resource centre started by the creator of children’s television series Sesame Street, to help advance knowledge on how children learn in the digital age. Through research, innovation, building partnerships and dissemination, stimulates learning and helps children grow up as literate and responsible global citizens. Partnerships include The Global Schoolhouse Project and First Book Literacy Initiative. A recent report, “Game Changer: Investing in Digital Play to Advance Children’s Learning and Health”, looked at children’s interest in games and digital media and how to harness this potential.

Teaching Tolerance - Website/magazine dedicated to helping educators facilitate children’s learning about social justice, discrimination and diversity, including reviews and recommendations of books and audio-visual media. Recently launched a “Teaching Diverse Students Initiative”.


 

 

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