Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives, from Common Sense Media's Program for the Study of Children and Media, surveyed more than 1,000 13- to 17-year olds to uncover the latest insights on teens' use of media and technology and how they perceive it affects their relationships and feelings about themselves.
Our new research report is a must-read for parents of teens and tweens. See highlights from the study below or download the whole report.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
The objective of the event was to empower to raise issues concerning them and of their community by using different media tools. Since 2009, KGNMT with support from UNICEF Assam has been undertaking a child participation project ‘Young Reporters Initiative’ with the marginalised and the disadvantaged children. The young reporters also produce a quarterly Mukta Akash where they raise the issues and concerns of children in their respective communities.
Intervention officers providers and youth advocates are being urged to start utilising social media in their efforts to change risky and unacceptable behavioural patterns among young Jamaicans and empower them to reach their fullest potential.
Robert Fuderich, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative to Jamaica, said that while many service providers and advocates are still grappling with the worldwide fascination with social media, its significance and use cannot be understated as it not only creates the space for conversations, but also enables the development of relationships.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Creates media materials to foster communication with children in developing world
Washington, DC – (June 18, 2012) Dafna Lemish (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), a Fellow of the International Communication Association, has partnered with UNICEF to help launch and develop a free resource package available for worldwide use for the creation of quality media for children.
"How do you tell a child in South Africa his parent died of HIV/AIDS? It's important to develop communication that speaks to these children telling them they are not alone," said Barbara Kolucki, Co-author of the program and Consultant for Children's Media, UNICEF.
Based on Lemish's research—particularly her 2010 book, Screening Gender on Children's Television: The Views of Producers Around the World—she found that quality communication could improve children's lives.
"Fundamentally, my research and academic activity is grounded in my view that social scientists should also be involved in social-action research and creative work that develops academic knowledge as a resource for social change and engagement with the community-at-large," Lemish said.full article
Monday, 18 June 2012
I-Next of India has been designated the 2012 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year in the annual Young Reader Prize competition from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which awarded 21 prizes to newspapers and a printing plant that have found innovative ways to attract young people to the news.
“Prize winners show that newspapers can successfully appeal to younger audiences in the digital age,” said Aralynn McMane, executive director of WAN-IFRA young readership development.“This year’s winners offer a fantastic set of examples for how to capture and captivate this audience at that key point in their lives when they will or will not become interested for life in a multiplatform relationship with their newspaper.”
A full list of winners can be found here
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Find out more from the competition’s website
Saturday, 9 June 2012
HH Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, recognised Du's efforts to support the stars of the future at the Majid bin Mohammed Youth Media Awards.Du's CEO, Osman Sultan was present at the ceremony and accepted the much-coveted award on behalf of the telecommunication company in the presence of Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, Du among other members of Du executive management.This is the third consecutive year that du has supported the Majid bin Mohammed Youth Media Awards, which this year was held under the title 'Reveal Your Talent'.
To illustrate Du's longstanding commitment to spearheading the careers of Emirati youth, a video centering on the company's Brand and Communication team member Balqees Zainal - who was named 'Rising Star of the Year' at the 2011 Annual Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards - was played, chronicling the Emirati's roster of accomplishments in the sphere of Social Media.