Article 17: reliable news

Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all young people should have access to reliable information from the media. Why is it important for children to know about the news? And what problems may arise if people don't get balanced, trustworthy information?

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This week, understand why it is important to have reliable information about the news from a variety of sources.

Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Understand why it is important for young people to have access to the news
  • Explore the problem of information echo-chambers
  • Generate ideas about how to get reliable information about the news

Download our one-hour Headline teaching resource on reliable news.

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