Lasten uutiset/Children's news

Age range:
6-8 years of age, 8-10 years of age, 10-12 years of age
Resouce type:
Operating system:
Not applicable
Main topic of the resource:
Arts and culture, Everyday life and leisure, Media, Nutrition and health, Politics and society, Science, nature and technology
Main function of the resource:
Discover new possibilities and abilities, Encourage their sense of self, community and place, Enhance their participation in society, Enhance social/cultural understanding, Learn and develop
Checklist criteria met:
Age range and objectives, Accessibility/inclusivity
Helsingin Sanomat

Lasten uutiset (Children's news) is a news portal aimed at children. Generally, news media are targeted mainly to adult consumers, often leaving children aside as a potential audience. However it is important to take into account the fact that children have the same rights to be informed about the world around them as others. Lasten uutiset is a journalistically-produced news service for children and young people, made available on TV, print and online on a weekly basis.

Lasten uutiset also uses social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, to reach out to and communicate with its audience. In many of the news cases, children and young people are also part of the journalistic process. Lasten uutiset can also be used as part of the formal teaching and learning process.