BBC Newsround is axing its 5pm bulletin after nearly 50 years on air as younger viewers increasingly rely on digital services - so what's next for children's news?
Tackling Fake News: Do Kids Have The Critical Literacy Skills They Need to Survive And Thrive In A Digital World?
Today's children and young people have grown up in a world that revolves around digital technology. Whether children read books on a tablet, play games on a console, use apps on their phone or do their homework on a computer - technology is entrenched in every part of their lives.
First News gives the children of Britain a voice about the issues that matter most to them. It's not a new idea. Indeed, children
Kids get it. They get it totally. This week we asked them what they thought about Save The Children's call to let 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees in Europe, into Britain. We had the quickest ever response to a poll Overnight, 2,275 children registered their vote with 93% of them agreeing with Save The Children.
With over a billion pairs of eyes looking on, our country impressed the world. London's transport swiftly and safely carried over a million people around the capital each day. 70,000 volunteers greeted Olympic visitors with enthusiasm and kindness. The British capital, and the British people, came alive in a way not seen in recent history.
My view is that, if the world is going to become a better place, the next generation has to be better informed than the last. That means young people growing up with an understanding of the world they live in. First News makes them think. But our (fantastic) readers have engaged in a way that has taken even me aback.
Henry Winkler, known to many as 'The Fonz' from sitcom Happy Days, is packing his suitcase to embark on his fourth tour of