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rights respecting - article of the week

Article of the week is a regular set of learning activities centred on a specific article linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of the child (UNCRC).  Each week we will post a new article which we will be focussing on along with suggested activities which you can complete at home if you wish - you are very welcome to share your activities with your class teacher by posting on your class page.

This weeks article of the week is centred around Article 16 & 17.

Article 16  - the right to privacy

Every child has the right to privacy. The law should protect the child’s private, family and home life, including protecting children from unlawful attacks that harm their reputation.

Article 17 - access to information from the media

Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.

Safer Internet Day is a global event to help everyone to think about being as safe as possible when we are online.

It is celebrated this year on 9th February.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is all about ensuring the best possible childhood for every child and young person. All of the rights apply, all of the time, and this includes the time a child spends on the Internet. This week’s activities will include some particular focus on Articles 16 and 17, the rights to privacy and to access reliable information.

The United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF (Unicef UK) is calling for a long-term approach to ensure digital inclusion. We're asking the Department for Education to undertake a comprehensive mapping exercise to understand exactly how many children aren't online at home and why that is, and use this information to close the digital divide for good.

Anja, Senior Policy Adviser, introduces Safer Internet Day 


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All of the below activities are linked to Article 16 & 17, for KS1 children these will also be posted on Google Classroom, 

You don’t need to do every single activity but if you have time you can do more than one!

1)  Imagine there was no Internet, computers, mobile phones and other devices! An older family member will be able to remember a time like this. If you can talk to them and then describe what life would be like for children, at school and at home. You can write this down or discuss it with somebody.

2)  Watch this video of the book Monkey Puzzle.


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Why does the butterfly keep getting it wrong? Try describing something to a friend and ask them to draw it. Does it look like you imagined it would? Talk with an adult about why it’s important to ask the right questions when using the Internet to find things out.

3)  Your right to be safe and protected is always important, including when you use the Internet. Can you think of three top tips for staying safe online? Use Thinkuknow to help. Discuss this with adults in your house or share with your class.