We are all outraged when bad things happen to children, but the very reporting of these outrages can violate children’s rights to be protected.

Three key issues can be identified in relation to the representation of children in the news media:

  1. Children are minimally represented,
  2. Children are often negatively represented, and
  3. Children are stereotypically represented.

Article from Rhodes Journalism Review No 25, November 2005.