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Are you with us? We the Global Youth Media Council propose that the following recommendations are reached by the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth 2013. We would like to monitor these recommendations through a network of Youth Media Councils every year on the Children’s Broadcasting Day. (International Children and Youth Media Day). Limited access to the internet • Governments, mobile operators and media multi nationals should work together to insure free or affordable internet access in schools and libraries. Making sure children are safe using the internet • Education about the danger on the internet, starting in primary school, including rights and obligations Children and young people are not involved in making decisions • More articles written by children and youth in national and local newspapers • Every country should have a Youth Media Council – to comment on children’s TV content Negative representation of children and young people in the media • Media must adopt existing ethical guidelines on reporting on children and youth, to include a balanced representation. Lack of media literacy • Media education should be a part of the curriculum from an early age in every country. Commercial interest versus social responsibility • Only products that are linked with children’s positive development should be associated with children’s media • More non-commercial newspaper/radio/tv channel, funded by foundation,governments and charities.

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