Happy World Children’s Day 2021!

Today, 20 November 2021, we celebrate World Children’s Day, a United Nations observance to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.

Date 2021-11-20 Author BIK Team Section awareness, news Topic media literacy/education Audience children and young people, media specialist, organisations and industry, parents and carers, research, policy and decision makers, teachers, educators and professionals
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20 November is an important anniversary as it marks the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the adoption in 1989 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The observance is aimed at parents and carers, teachers and educators, nurses and doctors, policy makers and civil society activists, media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves to encourage them to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, and translate the efforts into tangible actions to build a better world for children and young people.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “A better future for every child” and features a group of UNICEF Youth Advocates calling on adults to create a better future and highlighting the issues that matter to their generation the most through various means, including a TikTok challenge.

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, issues related to children's welfare and children's rights online are among our top priorities and objectives. We recommend reading the following:

If you are interested in exploring the topic even further, you can find below just a handful of useful pedagogical resources focusing on children and young people’s digital rights, designed by the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and freely accessible in the BIK resource gallery:

For more information about World Children’s Day, visit the United Nations' website and follow the celebrations of the day on social media with the hashtag #WorldChildrensDay.

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