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ERIC Number: ED450947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-91-89471-07-5
Outlooks on Children and Media: Child Rights, Media Trends, Media Research, Media Literacy, Child Participation, Declarations. Compiled for the World Summit on Media for Children (3rd, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 23-26, 2001).
von Feilitzen, Cecilia, Comp.; Bucht, Catharina, Comp.
This report compiles information on recent and current trends in media literacy, including research on children and media, declarations related to the area, and a selection of relevant organizations and Web sites. The report first delineates children's rights as stipulated in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, especially as they relate to children and the media. The report then describes the changing media environment, noting that although media culture is intensive and all-pervasive, there remain huge gaps in various types of media in developed and developing nations. Current research information is then presented on the following topics: (1) recent trends in children's television programming by region; (2) the growth of electronic games; (3) the impact of advertising in audio-visual and children's media; (4) children's access to media in India and the U.S.; (5) children's media use worldwide; (6) children's and adolescents' media use styles in Europe; (7) children's media content preferences; (8) presentation of children in the media; and (9) the impact of media on children. The report next presents examples of international meetings on children and the media since 1990. Organizations and networks providing opportunities for children to develop media literacy and to participate in the creation of media are described. The regulation and self-regulation of media is also discussed. The report also includes international and regional declarations and resolutions on children and the media. A table is appended delineating media information by nation worldwide with information on income classification of countries. (Contains 116 references.) (KB)
Nordicom, Goteborg University, Box 713, SE 405 30, Goteborg, Sweden; Tel: 46-31-773-10-00; Fax: 46-31-773-46- 55; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen (Denmark).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Goteborg (Sweden). International Clearinghouse on Children and Violence on the Screen.; Nordic Documentation Center for Mass Communication Research, Aarhus (Denmark).
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child