EDITOR’S COM­MENT

First News - - BIG NEWS -

86% of chil­dren think it’s im­por­tant that they know what’s go­ing on in the world. Yet, only 9% of you think that you do know very much.

These sur­vey find­ings were re­vealed at the launch of a re­port into chil­dren’s me­dia on Tues­day.

The IBT (In­ter­na­tional Broad­cast­ing Trust), who car­ried out re­search with First News and Unicef, want chil­dren in the UK to grow up with ac­cess to in­ter­est­ing me­dia that in­forms you about the wider world.

They want TV chan­nels to do a bet­ter job of mak­ing good pro­grammes for you, es­pe­cially about the lives of chil­dren in other coun­tries. Check out the news show we make with Sky Kids at first.news/fyi. Your teach­ers might even let you watch it in class!

The Gov­ern­ment has set up a new fund to pro­mote new con­tent and to im­prove what’s on of­fer for young peo­ple. The thing is, right now, young peo­ple are watch­ing an av­er­age of 15 hours of videos on­line ev­ery week – most of it on YouTube.

So, what do you think would make you watch more telly, and less on­line? Let us know at news­[email protected]­news.co.uk.

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