Children and young people have all the rights of adults. In addition, they have the right to be protected from harm. Reporting on children and young people carries this added dimension and restriction, especially in the current era when it is near-impossible to limit a story’s reach. The attached document is meant to support the best intentions of ethical reporters – serving the public’s interest for truth without compromising the rights of children. |Principle guidelines for the ethical reporting on children and young people under 18 years old |
The Media and Children's Rights handbook is for media professionals and others working in the field of children's rights and child protection. Its purpose is to generate responsible coverage of children and the impact of adult behaviour and decisions on their lives, as well as to encourage media professionals to consider how best to protect the rights of children and help children to play a role in the mass media.