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CBC News for Kids

CBC Kids News is a brand new offering from CBC Kids, created to be an extension of the trusted CBC News brand aimed at kids aged 9 to 13. We know kids have questions about the world they live in, and we also know that kids benefit from developing media literacy skills — that’s part of why CBC Kids News exists. Canadian kids have access to more information than ever, and CBC Kids News will be a trusted, reliable source of news and context. CBC Kids News will also be a place to find balanced, objective and credible information about the stories that matter most to kids. It will cover real news stories that impact kids’ lives in a way that is age-appropriate and engaging.

Here are some of the things you might want to know about CBC Kids News as you decide whether it’s a good fit for your child.

What kind of content will CBC Kids News cover?

  • Local, regional, national and international news that Canadian kids aged 9 to 13 are curious about.
  • Daily news content will be published across multiple platforms, and longer-form contextual pieces will also roll out regularly.
  • Some of the topics the site will cover include News, Sports, Pop Culture, Animals and the Environment.
  • Stories will be presented as videos, interactive features (quizzes, polls, etc.) and text/image stories.

Will news about violence or tragedy be covered?

Because this is a real news service, the intention is to cover the stories that kids are talking about in classrooms, school yards and at dinner tables across the country. Sometimes that will mean covering stories that are sad, scary or upsetting. However, these stories will always be covered in a way that is safe and age-appropriate. CBC Kids News will provide resources and information that will help kids unpack the news objectively, while also making sure they have access to the information they need to feel adequately informed and empowered. There will also be, whenever possible and appropriate, an emphasis on the positive aspects of any news story.

How is it being ensured that CBC Kids News is suitable for kids?

There has already been extensive consultation with educators and researchers in the planning stages of CBC Kids News to ensure that the service is age-appropriate and the content is compelling. Most importantly, though, there has been extensive discussion and planning with kids themselves. Kids have been consulted at every stage of the development of CBC Kids News, and will continue to be involved by way of focus groups as well as an editorial board made up of Canadian kids aged 9 to 13. CBC Kids News is above all else a service for kids — it is fundamental that it be informed and influenced by kids themselves on an ongoing basis.

 

 

How To Talk to Your Kids about Difficult Subjects

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-difficult-subjects?utm_source=Edu_Newsletter_2018_02_27&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#

Your Kids and Online Privacy

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/7-reasons-parents-should-care-about-kids-and-online-privacy?utm_source=Edu_Newsletter_2018_02_06&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#

 

 

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Stop Multitasking During Homework

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/6-ways-to-help-your-kids-stop-multitasking-during-homework?utm_source=What%27s_New_in_EdTech_2016_9_16&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#

5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids With Special Needs

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/5-ways-video-games-can-help-kids-with-special-needs?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=csm

Build Positive Character Traits with Quality Media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/build-positive-character-traits-with-quality-media?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=csm#

Is it ok for  my kid to start her own YouTube channel?

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/learning-with-technology/is-it-ok-for-my-kid-to-start-her-own-youtube-channel?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=csm

Pick movies that strengthen character traits and life skills we want to see in our kids! 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-movies-can-build-kids-character-and-the-ones-that-do-it-well

From Common Sense Media: What are kids really watching on YouTube?

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What Parents Can Do To Stop Cyberbullying (CBC news article in response to suicide of BC teen on Oct 10/12)  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/12/cyberbullying-strategies-parents-q-a.html

Bullying: Tales, Resources for Parents, and more… http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/bullyproof/Teach Kids News  

http://teachkidsnews.com/  created by 2 Toronto teachers and a free-lance journalist, this is the world news in a shorter, kid-friendly format.

Education Apps Review http://www.iear.org/  links to all kinds of apps, sorted by grade level, and with reviews from teachers.

Action Read – Community Literacy Centre, Guelph and surrounding areas   http://www.actionread.com/  A community based organization that offers adults help with reading, writing, math, GED preparation, upgrading and computers, as well as, family literacy programs to parents and caregivers with children ages 0 to 6. Free and confidential.

Safe Schools Manitoba   http://www.safeschoolsmanitoba.ca/parents_services_Bullying.html contains a wealth of resources designed to help parents and caregivers deal with bullying.

International Children’s Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/index.shtml Literature from many different cultures around the world. Read on your home computer or download their app to your iPhone or iPad.

Scholastic Canada Families http://www.scholastic.ca/families/ Lots of resources, from reading to activities, for your family.

Inspire My Kids http://inspiremykids.com/  Through topics and values, find real-life stories to inspire kids.

Watch, Know, Learn  http://www.watchknowlearn.org/default.aspx  Free educational videos.  Choose from subject area or use the nifty age filter!

Kids Video Network  http://www.kideos.com/ safe videos for children 0 to 10 years old… YouTube for kids! Find videos by age group or featured channels. iPhone and iPad app available.

A Book and A Hug  http://abookandahug.com/  a book recommendation site for student readers – search for books by keyword, age, genre, reading level.

The Kids Should See This – Open Culture for Kids    http://thekidshouldseethis.com/

  • science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and other stuff out there for kids. Created by a mother and her 4-year-old child.

Fun and Interesting Sites via Guelph Police Services

6 Internet Safetly Games to make your child CyberSmart  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-internet-safety-games-kids-cyber-smart/

International Children’s Digital Library Read books online with your kids – thousands of books in 54 languages from more than 60 countries. Visitors are free to browse the library and read books without having to register.   http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Open Library A collection of more than one million free ebook titles. The collection is cataloged by a community of volunteer online librarians. The ebooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to your computer, read on Kindle and other ereader devices.  http://openlibrary.org/

Own Your Space  written by Linda McCarthy, for Internet savvy tweens & teens and their parents http://tinyurl.com/2772d3c

Google Family Safety Center http://www.google.com/familysafety/

Year of the eBook!  GPL Press Release_January2011_Year of the eBook

A Parents’ Guide to Facebookthe purpose of this guide isn’t to scare parents away from Facebook, but instead,  helps create understanding and encourages consideration of your child’s online identity. ParentsGuide_facebook

Ten Nonfiction Books for Adults to Fall In Love With http://tinyurl.com/2g6yyyk

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