in this section will take you to new, non-UNICEF websites.
The Oslo Challenge
to teachers is:
to acknowledge and support the rights of
children to have access to media, participate in it and use it as
a tool for their advancement;
to provide a protective and supportive environment
in which children can make choices as media consumers that promote
their development to their full potential;
to be as informed as possible about trends
and directions in the media and, where possible, to contribute actively
to forming such trends and directions through participation in focus
groups, feedback mechanisms and by using procedures laid down for
comment and complaints on media content.
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The following websites and sources of further information
will be useful for teachers in fulfilling the above goals. They
are a starting point, and we would be interested to hear what educators
would like to see featured on this site. We are also collecting
details of weblinks that are useful teaching resources for all those
involved in media education for children and young people. Just
fill in this simple form.
Search in the MAGICbank
under 'Media training', 'Media studies' or other categories for
media initiatives involving children. Please also add your projects
to the bank.
Search in the Links
and contacts section of this site under country or region of
Guidelines, and useful weblinks, are available
on this site for teachers who want to use the Internet as a teaching
resource, but are concerned about Child
protection on the Internet.
The BBC World Service I
Have a Right To has learning materials that educators can use
when teaching children about their rights, including their right
to express their views.
The Canadian-based Media Awareness Network
has a section for educators, which includes a clearing house of
ideas, teaching units and 'teachable moments'.
The Center for Media Literacy website
has resources for educators and a section on international training
The Childnet Awards reward children - and those working with
them - who are using the Internet to benefit others. Further information,
including closing dates for the current awards, can be found on
The following sections of the UNICEF
website provide useful teaching resources, and enable educators
to share ideas with each other.
Talking About Learning - TTAL offers a collection of articles:
briefings and overviews on the Rights of Children; teaching strategies
aligned with a Child-Friendly approach; and overviews on related
Alert! Interactive Game - An interactive game that explores
real life situations with regard to water, environment and sanitation.
World Heroes - Help kids worldwide by delivering supplies from
Coin Toss - Help to raise money for UNICEF in the Halloween
for Children's Rights - Cartoons for Children's Rights is a
UNICEF broadcast initiative that aims to inform people around the
world about children’s rights. So far, the effort has forged
partnerships with many well-known animation studios that have developed
more than 80 half-minute public service announcements (PSAs).
- Join the Global
Campaign for Education - a worldwide coalition of teachers'
unions and development organizations.
and the media section of this site provides a full briefing
on trends and directions in the media involving children.
section of this site has resources to help children to learn about
their rights, have their say and get involved in the media.
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