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Age 5-11 votes
Age 11-16+ votes
For this VoteTopic, we were fortunate enough to work with Facing History & Ourselves, which focuses on the news, impartiality, and differentiating fact from fiction. By exploring the ways that opinion is expressed in news reporting, voters reflected on how helpful personal views are in expanding our understanding of the wider world.
Primary 7-11, Secondary, 16+ & College voters were asked: “Should opinions be shared as part of news reporting?”, while Primary 5-7 voters discussed: “Are feelings more important than facts?”
“I want to see opinions because I want to hear different viewpoints.”
“Opinions are biased and news reporting should only be fact based.”
“We thought that opinions are useful to explain something, and that everyone should be allowed to have one. But, also in the news, it should be made very clear what is opinion and what is fact.”
Thank you to Vanessa Harriss from the Week Junior for responding to what the children said this week.
The Week Junior UK are a weekly magazine for children that covers current issues as well as other topics around the world.