Keep child psychology at centre while scribing news and literature

KATHMANDU: Various stakeholders have recommended giving due attention to child psychology while scribing news and literary piece about children.

Media and children-beat journalists have been urged to comply with the Child Friendly Communications Directive -- which was prepared under the aegis of Press Council Nepal and Central Child Welfare Board with inputs from concerned stakeholders.

The speakers said so at an interaction jointly organized here today by Central Child Welfare Board, Children's Communication Centre and Nepalese Society of Children's Literature on 'Child literature and child communications'.

On the occasion, Committee's Project Coordinator Aatma Ram Thapa urged the journalists and literary writers to not present contents that are likely to hurt the self-respect of children while writing news and literature.

Presenting a working paper 'Child rights in federal structure: literature and communications', Child rights activist Gauri Pradhan said the Nepal Constitution is the best in comparison to that of other countries' from child friendly perspective.

He stressed the need to carry out research on what types of contents children like before scribing any news and literature on children.

Child litterateur and journalist Ananta Wagle also presented another working paper titled 'Increase in participation of children in child literature and communications'.