Sunday, 19 April 2015

New communication platform for children launched


An exciting new children’s communication platform launched this week, in partnership with Save the Children and Microsoft.

Supported by the National Literacy Trust's Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Children United will shine a light on issues that affect children across the world. It will enable children to discuss the things that matter to them most and provide them with the opportunity to be heard and make a difference.

Developed by First News, Achievement for All and Skoolbo, schools are now able to register before the full interactive site launches in September. The site will be moderated by schools around the world to ensure a secure environment for children to talk to each other safely.

Nicky Cox MBE, Editor of First News says:

“Children are 27% of the world’s people but 100% of the future. It is essential that they are given a voice and that their opinions are heard. It is also important that young people around the world speak to each other; share experiences, knowledge and understanding. The future depends on our children having good, meaningful and positive relations with each other and this starts with communication.”

As part of the launch, Children United has launched a single with pop star Alesha Dixon. She is joined by over 10,000 children from around the world to sing the song, which can be downloaded on iTunes.

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